FEATURED ARTIST: Amy Kollar Anderson
Don’t you see a fried egg every time you see Dali’s melting clock? Okay, maybe that’s just me.
Moving on…I consider my own work Objectivism–philosophically speaking. However my personal artistic aesthetic is undeniably influenced by Surrealism as evident in my Pieces of Me series.
I believe it is that same slant of Surrealism that I love in the work of Amy Kollar Anderson.
Amy Kollar Anderson grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. Her inspirations are gathered from the work of the Surrealists, Symbolists, Art Nouveau, and the decorative arts. Intrigued by the forms, textures and colors found in nature, she collects bits of plants, rocks, bones, and feathers, then sorts them in jars in her studio. Her current series explores divergent environments inside and outside the containers, and addresses issues of environmental concern and child welfare.
She currently lives with her husband and their four cats in Dayton, Ohio, and works as the Gallery Coordinator for the Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio.
Of her process Anderson says, “I enjoy the process of creating a completely new environment in each painting, complete with new rules about interactions and colors.
“The aesthetic involves a contrast of overlapping vintage and modern design elements and untraditional paint choices, such as metallic, fluorescent and interference colors.
This subtle psychedelic presentation misdirects the viewer from immediately focusing on the issues presented, therefore creating harmony and tension in the narrative.”
“The Messenger” (pictured right) is one of the images I watched in progress on Anderson’s facebook fan page. I encourage you to reach out and get connected with Anderson on facebook, MySpace, and her website KollarAnderson.com .
Sign up for Anderson’s announcement list, find connections to her Etsy shop and more via the Contact Page on her website.