Biography

Anja Koek

Anja Köck

1967 born in Simmern/Hunsrück

Education

1998-2003 Studied Fine Arts at the University of Applied Sciences Hanover by Sigrun Jakubaschke and Ulrich Baehr (Degree)
2007-2008 In-service training for art teacher at the Cologne Institute for Cultural Work and Training
Seit 2004 Freelance artist and art educator
2009-2012 Teaching in art in general education schools

Solo Exhibitions

2001 ART INSTALLATION – University of Applied Sciences, Hanover
2005 COLOUR BLUE – Frauentreffpunkt, Hanover
2006 DANCE – Diakoniekrankenhaus Friederikenstift, Hanover
2006-2007 DANCE – Tax Office Schindler & Marwedel, Hanover
2013 CLOSE TO LIFEDoctor-Praxis, Hanover

Group Exhibitions

2001 CORK – City Hall, Burgwedel
2005 DRAWINGS – Art at the Train Station, e.V., Springe

Performances

2007 DANCE PERFORMANCE for the work: 2/GEZEIGT (2007)
Acrylic on canvas (250 x 130 cm) WORK OF ART – Center for Contemporary Dance, Music and Performance, Hanover

 

Other Events

2008 OPEN STUDIO, HELMKESTRASSE, NOSTRA TERRA – Events of the Cultural Summer, Hainholz
2009-2010 ATELIERSPAZIERGANG (STUDIO STROLL) – Region Hanover Event
Seit 2010 ZINNOBER – Event the City of Hanover

Colour Blue

The colour blue is of very special importance to me personally. It means to me: freedom, space and flowing.

The work process is of particular importance in the creation of my paintings. This consists of the flow of colour, the movement of the image as well as my movement.

The painting process begins with the mixing of the colour pigments and acrylic binders. Here I get the colour very close. The result of the mixing gives the flow. Sometimes I add filler material. Then the movement of blue changes. I intervene and help by using spatula, brushes or hands. Feel the color.

The wood is organic. It is also a connection with the colour, as it absorbs it.

The process repeats itself. Always flowing again. A flow which I set in motion. Slowly, a picture emerges. A testimony of my movement with the colour blue. A playful experimentation. A desire…

The final painting is then created. It offers the viewer space for their own discoveries, associations and feelings.

Flow

Flow means to me vibrancy, the flow of life.

As I pour the paint over the canvas and let it flow, I transport my feeling of aliveness directly into the piece. This brings my longing and very personal, painful, experience to the fore.

The result is transparent, hanging freely in space. It is lightweight, floating, dissolving and flowing into the room.

The space is filled with the contents of a group of works which are distributed in it.

The visitor may go in between the work and experience the complete paintings on an individual level.

Dance

My artistic work is the combination of body, movement (=dance) and painting.

Here, the working process is in the foreground. It is inspired through the music.

The colour strokes are generated during many successive dance movements which accumulate on the canvas.

Different movement phases are behind the diverse results. In this way, the picture is gradually formed.

The picture is a testimony of my external and internal motion, and manifests the vitality of my body.

An additional artistic representation of the working process via body or motion photos, as well as with text.

Life-Worlds

My work from 2012 is about transcendence.
The power that unites everything.
It tells about the things behind things.
For the way into the worlds.

The LIBERATION DANCE becomes a LIFE DANCE.

Again, a process.
A process of my search for universal truth.
A process of developing visual expression.