LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Châlons en Champagne and Flins sur Seine
Karly (born on 1965) studied cognitive psychology at Paris X University and wrote a thesis on the use of preferred colors in the construction of artwork. Anne V (born on 1970) studied art history during three years in the same University and specialized in the construction of structure in volume after training in woodworking. They work together since 2011.
The artist's hand shapes, it orders the chaos of matter and creates a world to explore. The imaginary is a matrix constantly fed by the vision, experience and intuition of the creator. The work of Karly and Anne V abolishes all forms of symbolic or physical borders. Sculptures, paintings, the support is often absorbed by the material, it constitutes its skeleton. The artist duo gives it body and brings out its soul through color, light or volume. Karly and Anne V, two artists, two faces, two sensibilities and two intersecting gazes, intermingle to produce intense, organic, hybrid works. The goal is common: to touch. The artworks are catalysts of emotions, aesthetic experiences in multiple forms. Its are striking for the richness of the references invoked between pop culture, contemporary archeology and mythology. The artists build bridges between history, the history of art and anchor themselves in our adrift society. Their work is a mosaic, a swarm of dreams and the culture of the image that they distill to extract a fragment, a totem. Freedom, strength, harmony are the pillars of their joint artistic approach. Karly and Anne V frantically assemble, transform and shape the material like an act freed from the constraints of time and space. They give birth to mutant beings, mixtures of synthetic and organic matter like exquisite corpses. Artists open up new territories at the confluence of abstraction, expressionism or even arte povera. Their art is also hybridization and cannot be locked in movements, boxes, words. It is the living manifestation of what defines us as humans: our ability to create, to appropriate the world around us and to leave our mark on it. Art is a bulwark against the passing of time and our impermanence. The art of Karly and Anne V is a deceives death...
Profile of an artistic collaboration by Andréas Alberti, February 21, 2021, translated by Karly and Anne V
WHO I AM
We are Anka Girls, a duo of french visual artists. We do street art sculpted on canvas.
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