Grow Your Vision
CHONGQING / CHINA
HONG ART MUSEUM
Anna van den Hövel is a radiant embodiment of the intersection between art, nature, and the human experience. Born into a world of diverse landscapes and cultures, her upbringing amidst the scenic vistas of Menorca, the Austrian Alps, and the urban tapestry of Munich has forged a visceral connection between her art and the world. Anna’s journey from a Montessori child, unfettered in her creative explorations, to a dedicated artist, is a testament to her relentless passion.
In her studio at the Botanikum in Munich, a space where nature, art, and humanity converge, Anna weaves a vivid tapestry of experiences into her large canvases. Her signature style – a mélange of vibrant colors and diverse materials – is influenced by the multicultural vistas of her upbringing and travels. The complex dance of acrylic paints, second-hand lacquers, earth, and mortar under the stroke of her broad brush captures an emotive journey from the glistening eyes of a wanderer.
Anna’s artwork, viewed from a bird’s eye perspective, encapsulates not only the visual allure of diverse landscapes but also the profound emotions they evoke. This technique, influenced by iconic artists like Edward Hopper and Jackson Pollock, allows her to transcend the physical beauty of the locales and delve deep into their soul, offering the viewer a multi-dimensional experience. Each stroke is a narrative, each hue a sentiment, mirroring the complexities of human emotions and the profound silence of nature.
The 28-year-old artist’s decision to plunge into the world of abstract painting is as daring as it is reflective of her adventurous spirit. She’s not just an artist but a narrator, each painting a chapter, each exhibition a novel of a young soul journeying through the intricate paths of self, society, and the natural world. Anna van den Hövel’s art is not just a visual feast; it’s a profound exploration, a dialogue, and a bridge between the seen and the unseen, the felt and the unfelt, heralding the arrival of an artist who paints not just with brushes but with the indomitable spirit of exploration and expression.