Anna Sørensen works intuitively with the collocation of lines, forms and colors in her ceramic works as well as in her paintings.
Former art history professor Ann Lumbye Sørensen writes about Anna Sørensen’s vases by the occasion of the solo exhibition Claywalk at Holstebro Kunstmuseum:
”Clusters or fluid conglomerations of amorphous, organic forms alternate with geometric wedge- or circular shapes as the main motifs spreading across the surface of the vase. The constructivist and expressionist idoms thrive side by side (…) But the pair of opposites – with roots back in the early 20th century and the Russian avant-garde and the European Modernism, respectively – render dynamism and tension to the plane in a balancing act between the two principles of form – the constructivist, concept-based, and the organic anthropomorphous.”
Likewise Sørensens paintings are inspired by the modern form principles and dualism. Space is suspended and everything is drawn forward in balanced, lyrical compositions. The contrasts create an enchanting harmony, wherein the correlation between a variety of forms and use of colours make the dense compositions vibrate and the details flow back and forth from the plane. Like frozen moments, where the square shape of the canvas holds a controlled chaos of organic and geometric forms together.
Anna Sørensen (b.1968) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1996. Selected solo exhibitions: “Clay Walk” HolstebroKunstmuseum (2014), “Color Groove” Holstebro Kunstmuseum (2008) and “Daisy Diamond” Galleri Tom Christoffersen (2009). Anna Sørensen has received several grants a.o.: The Anne Marie Telmanyi Grant (2011) and from Ylva and Aage Nimb’s fund (2010). Anna Sørensen is represented at Holstebro Kunstmuseum with both paintings and ceramics, just as The Danish Art Foundation and the Ny Carlsberg Fund has acquired works by her.