Anja König

 

ABOUT ANJA KÖNIG

Born in Göttingen, Germany. Studied in Hanover; has worked in Saragossa, Boston and Berlin. Has been living in Munich since 2006.

Anja König received her artistic training in Italy from 2002-2005 under Prof. Irma Weissenbach (University of Rome).

Her series of paintings called "Menschenbilder XX"{"Images of people XX"} depicts women, who have, withdrawn into themselves in a Madonna-like way. They are sometimes seductive without revealing any of their secrets. The figures not expressive, but rather quiet images of people and they exude a meditative and profound quality and radiance that draws the viewer in. The artist's focus in the portraits is on the women's natural aura. Only sometimes is the silence broken by a movement or a gesture.

"WOMEN ARE A FASCINATING AND COMPLEX MOTIF IN ART. AND ALL ARTISTIC DEPICTIONS ARE AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE THAT WHICH IS HIDDEN VISIBLE IN A DIFFERENT WAY."