A master of atmospheric staging
The painter Anja Struck places people at the centre of her work and stages them in landscapes, sequences of movements or portraits. She says that every figure she paints represents her emotional world. "Every work is a piece of myself, unconcealed, naked and honest." Struck achieves the special mood in her paintings through a deliberate blurring: motifs and contours blur and dissolve into veils of colour.
Struck was born in 1961 in Hamburg, Germany. Today she lives and works in Lüneburg. She studied graphics and design, art education and painting under Markus Lüpertz, among others.