Oil on canvas is perhaps one of the most classic mediums in which an artist can work. Even in 2015, in the midst of a digital art revolution, few works can convey the emotion, mood and talent of an oil painting. That's why when we saw the work of Polish painter Anna Taut (thank you We And The Color), we were immediately hooked.
Born in Warsaw in 1984, Ms. Taut received her degree in painting in 2009 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdnask. She would later go on to win various awards and accolades including the Grand Prix of the Minister of Culture and Heritage in 2012. Now based in Berlin, she has participated in various group exhibitions in Switzerland, Germany and more. She also does significant work with public art murals.
Ms. Taut is interested in working with human forms and exposing a sense of place and emotion. Integrating geometry and even a bit of surrealism, her women convey solitude, strength and an atmosphere that encapsulates both the subject and viewer. We love her beautiful interpretations of the female body and use of fashion which becomes part of the subject's movement and structure. Her dark moods and bleeding imagery also speaks to our affinity for all things grim. From the artist:
"(…)I’m talking about a person, his condition in relation with the surrounding world. I like to put him up against various spaces, forms, put him in different realtions, observe and react on the outcome. In a painted work I look for an emotion, a state which I don’t name, but consequently strive to its exposal. Painting should move, touch, impact. It’s all about emotions and subconsciousness in my case. I rely on sensitivity and openness of a viewer who is more prone to describe my paintings than I am. That’s good."
The paintings of Anna Taut spoke to our sense of space, humanity, femininity and darkness. She is currently working on more public murals and we are thrilled to follow the career of this amazing painter. For more, please visit her official site and Facebook.