Anna Pinkas
Since 2010
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Born in 1985 in Geneva, Switzerland. Works and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Series, collections, accumulation... no matter the subject matter at hand, I always ingest, explore and create through these techniques. They allow me to excavate the extraordinary slumbering within the mundane, and follow Georges Perec’s appeal “to question that which seems to have ceased forever to astonish us”. I have also found that the same tools are powerful in expressing abstract or even metaphysical notions. Through this process, what seemed utterly concrete and boring becomes mystifying, while the enigmatic gains tangible qualities.
Systems pervade human history and our struggle to make sense of the world. They enable us to reconcile our perceptible realm and that which lies beyond it. Placing collections at the core of my art practice, I not only utilize these methods, but also investigate the impulse they emanate from.
My initial formal approach, animation, is an incremental archive, a process of iteration wherein each frame is an integral part of the whole. My choice of medium changes according to projects- from drawing to digital media and physical installation - but the sequential aspect of animation is always at play.