MARS anna


Anna Mars - the inward look

Anna Mars' sculptural works show human busts, but also limbs and organs. The titles of the figures - such as Anger, Wisdom and Ignorance - are states of consciousness that have elementary meaning for everyone. These busts, animals and chimeras, on their always similar chests, not only have human heads attached to them, and their closed eyes, moreover, appear to be turned inwards, as if to say: See how I find myself in sleep!

On the other side are the artist's installations: in them, the human being is broken down into its individual parts, one could understand them as a kind of catalogue of human quality carriers, embodied by things like heart, brain, hand and foot, formed from white porcelain, they become a map of human states of mind. What constitutes the fullness of existence becomes a figurative cosmos of life in Anna Mars' arrangements. Everything seems to belong to it: If one were to leave out the heaviness, what would the lightness mean?

© Marc Jordi, Berlin, June 2021

1972 born in Berlin, lives and works in Berlin and Paris
since 2021 Cooperation with the gallery FLOX and permanent presence in the exhibition of the gallery
since 2000 works as a freelance illustrator and artist
1998 Briand-Stresemann Scholarship of the Berlin Senate for a study year in Paris
1996 DAAD Scholarship for Paris
1995-2000 Study of illustration at the Pariser École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD)
1992-1995 Studied communication design at the School of Fine Arts Berlin Weißensee
Exhibitions (Solo and Group), Fairs, Biennale
  Several private collections
2020 Gallerye erstererster, Silence, Berlin
2020 PharoDercks Gallery, Innenwelten, Berlin
2019 Gallery erstererster, Innen | Dedans, Berlin
2019 Gallery Kunstflügel der GEDOK Brandenburg, Gefährten | binômes, Rangsdorf
2018 Artistes à la Bastille, dessins du jour, Paris