Sometimes you come across a little gem. That’s exactly what happened to me when I was visiting the museum for Modern Art in Arnhem today. A lot of interesting artists, but the one who went straight to my heart goes by the name of Anya Janssen, what an amazing artist.
Her collection The Shapeshifter is breathtaking. Sometimes you just stare in wonder at something beautiful like ‘But whatever it was, it came out of the trees’ or you’re morbidly fascinated by ‘Fair is foul’.
Her work reminds me of a M. Night Shyamalan film, it has that slightly surreal, spooky vibe, but you’re captured by the beauty of the scenery and you have an increased respect for the director of photography.
About The Shapeshifter
“In collaboration with a composer, a writer and a video-maker Janssen creates a synergistic Gesamtkunstwerk inspired by Ivy; a twelve year old girl that lives partly detached from civilization together with her mother. In a small red mobile home she coexists with her animals and nature on the fringe of Dutch urbanity. The stories this girl told Janssen inspired her to create an installation piece focusing on Ivy’s way of shifting personalities between civilization and her own private universe.”
For more info, check out her website http://www.anyajanssen.com