Anna Maria Schönrock (b.1989, Witten, Germany) has long been been inspired by Explorers - attracted to the risk they take. She likens starting a new painting to undertaking an adventure: never knowing where she will be lead.
Purdy Hicks Gallery is pleased to announce their first solo exhibition of Anna Maria Schönrock.
Anna Maria Schönrock writes of her work,
Explorers have been an inspiration for me. I think of men like Ernest Shackleton, who not only made an incredible journey, but continued with it when he knew it was doomed to failure. Astronauts too have great endurance, but as a painter, I find myself attracted to the incredible risks these explorers, of all types, take. Thinking about them concentrates our mind on general questions of life and society.
The Romantic imagination is triggered by thoughts of exploring the unknown. When I start a new painting it is a bit like going on an adventure. One never quite knows where one’s curiosity is going to lead one. Think of pioneering spirits helps me to paint, encourages me to take risks and try for something big and important.
Anna Maria Schönrock (b.1989, Witten, Germany) studied painting at the Academy of Fine arts in Nuremberg where she graduated in 2015 as a Meistersculer of Professor Ralph Fleck.