Anke Weyer

b. 1974

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Anke Weyer

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b. 1974

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357
Biography

Weyer possesses an intense confidence with her medium. She is willing to destroy it to find new ways of working with it. The paintings convey a tenacity and psychological propulsion, evidenced by the way paint is moved, removed, and displaced by coils of activity. Weyer is fighting oppression with these things. At other times, she is planting a garden. The effect is highly dynamic, an attuned revelation of painting’s candor.

Practicing painting constantly changes the painting itself by creating a “heat,” an urgency, a double density - HERE AND NOW - which puts it on the side of inevitability. On one hand, Weyer’s painting practice tries to simplify itself. On the other hand, her practice plunges into the unknown and the secret. This ‘secret’ element reveals itself not by being explicitly articulated, but on the contrary, by inviting instability, fragmentation, and doubt of the medium and action of painting itself.

Weyer’s raw simplicity presents something that is categorically real. The canvases act like mirrors centered on the physical act of painting, echoing the suggestion of the artist and viewer in scale. Her paintings act as descriptions touching on something human rather than a depiction of a specific situation. Color is detached from familiar forms and is constantly in flux. The thick, emulsive reds and blues and greens and yellows are urgent as Weyer’s palpable energy reminds one that time and one’s attention span is short. Speed is a factor, almost a medium of its own, whereas composition, in her eyes, should be disrespected.

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Biography

Weyer possesses an intense confidence with her medium. She is willing to destroy it to find new ways of working with it. The paintings convey a tenacity and psychological propulsion, evidenced by the way paint is moved, removed, and displaced by coils of activity. Weyer is fighting oppression with these things. At other times, she is planting a garden. The effect is highly dynamic, an attuned revelation of painting’s candor.

Practicing painting constantly changes the painting itself by creating a “heat,” an urgency, a double density - HERE AND NOW - which puts it on the side of inevitability. On one hand, Weyer’s painting practice tries to simplify itself. On the other hand, her practice plunges into the unknown and the secret. This ‘secret’ element reveals itself not by being explicitly articulated, but on the contrary, by inviting instability, fragmentation, and doubt of the medium and action of painting itself.

Weyer’s raw simplicity presents something that is categorically real. The canvases act like mirrors centered on the physical act of painting, echoing the suggestion of the artist and viewer in scale. Her paintings act as descriptions touching on something human rather than a depiction of a specific situation. Color is detached from familiar forms and is constantly in flux. The thick, emulsive reds and blues and greens and yellows are urgent as Weyer’s palpable energy reminds one that time and one’s attention span is short. Speed is a factor, almost a medium of its own, whereas composition, in her eyes, should be disrespected.

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