Anna Friedel -
Studio Crate Digging
„crate digging is a hip hop term for when one goes to an record store to look for old records to sample.“ Urban Dictonary
Anna Friedel is traveling time and space. In her work, pop culture and art historical research spirit meet. In the various genres of art Friedel looks for connections and flaws alike. Her ingredients are diverse light, wax, plastic, sand and canvas are among her materials. The choice of her colors is pop. Neon pink is against deep black. She easily reverses the states of the materials. Folding and overlaps turn painted canvases into three-dimensional objects. Sandpaper becomes the surface of the picture. Hard becomes soft and vice versa.
From a sculptural perspective (Anna Friedel studied with Olaf Metzel in Munich) she explores painting. She physically penetrates to the bottom of the canvas. Weaves, rubs and binds the fibers on which later the experimental arrangements with different pigments can be seen. Cinnabar, jade, and indigo …..She summarizes the results of her investigations in showcases.
Another artistic field of Friedel is the exploration of the sculptural connection of body, movement, time and space. „Punch“, with a hit in kung fu technique she beats the paint on paper and canvas. Her fist becomes a brush and the movement becomes a sculpture.
For the exhibition at the basedonart gallery Anna Friedel realized a work that deals with the temporal and spatial dimensions of painting. A Chinese vase from the Tang dynasty (from the basedonart collection) is the protagonist of this artistic intervention.