‘Close and Possible 01’ by Anne Angelshaug
Artist: Anne Angelshaug
Title: ‘Close and Possible 01’
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 23.6″ x 19.6″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
“The world sometimes seems to spiral out of control, especially these last few years. And I find myself disappointed at how poorly we are doing as custodians of this earth. Then I look at the younger generation, and see a clarity of choice and direction in them, that many of us have missed. I think I can see a future where they live WITH nature, and not FROM nature, as we have done for so long.” – Anne Angelshaug
About the Artist:
Born in Oslo, she grew up in a small village at the west coast of Norway with teachers for parents and two older brothers.
She studied illustration in England at Falmouth University, where she met her future husband, the artist Julian Mills.
She has exhibited widely, both in her native Norway, and abroad .
“Again and again, we make poor choices with horrendous consequences for this beautiful planet. My goal is to explore and highlight these choices and problems without getting preachy or too glum..
The actual look of my work has a lot to do with my background as an illustrator. Since the subject matter that I want to explore and communicate is often dark or melancholic, I like to juxtapose this with a fun and fairytale-like look to the work. I want to “draw” the onlooker in and then let them discover that everything is not as it should be in this “beautiful” place. I love the uneasy pairing of innocence/cute and ominousness.”