Interview: Anne Hoerter | ITSLIQUID

Interview: Anne Hoerter

Interviews | December 19, 2018 |

Interview: Anne HoerterImage courtesy of Anne Hoerter

Interview: Anne Hoerter

Luca Curci talks with the artist Anne Hoerter, the winner of an HONORABLE MENTION of ITSLIQUID INTERNATIONAL CONTEST 4TH EDITION 2017.

Born in 1965, in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Anne first studied Interior Design at the International Academy of Design and then General Studies, specializing in experimental photography, serigraphy and printing at the Ontario College of Art. Her continual theme is the process of fragmenting living organisms, whether it be botanical or human. Through the process of manipulation and re-inventing, she is making a personal statement on how we mentally change after experiencing psychological abuse. She believes that after abuse, we can never completely return to our previous entity but rather, because of the manipulation process one experiences with psychological abuse, we resemble the old but are now a completely new entity. She specializes in the use of multiple photographic imagery

                         

Interview: Anne HoerterImage courtesy of Anne Hoerter

 

Luca Curci – What do you think about the concept of this contest?

Anne Hoerter – I believe it is a wonderful way to allow a variety of artists to show their work globally.

LC – Has the artwork presented been created for the contest or as a part of preexisting works?

AH – It is a personal project developped during a full year in Germany. I wish to continue with the same subject matter when I will return home to Canada.

LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?

AH – For me, the most challenging aspect of my work is to remain emotionally separate from the people I am photographing. I am trying to capture the initial feeling or impression. If I receive too much information about their lives, it is then hard to capture this form of candour.
With my botanical work, I am constantly challenged to find ways of re-inventing movement in the dying plant. I want to produce a surreal movement. Something that challenges the viewer and produces questions. I work with a process where I first disassembled the living plant and then allow it to die. Then, I must challenge myself in bringing it back to life visually.

                          

Interview: Anne HoerterImage courtesy of Anne Hoerter

 

LC – How is being an artist nowadays?

AH – Being an artist today is just as challenging as in the past. We have definitely many advantages for marketing etc that we didn’t have 30 years ago but I think it will always be a struggle.

LC – What is art for you?

AH –  Art for me is a way of exploring inner feelings and experiences and somehow using these things, to change and challenge people.

                           

Interview: Anne HoerterImage courtesy of Anne Hoerter

 

LC – There’s a lot of artwork on the market today, how do you differentiate yours from the rest?

AH – I personally believe that you must first understand tradition in order to break it. I believe my work has broken the norm in that I am taking subject matter, whether it be botanical or portrait, which have been tirelessly explored, and have given it a new interpretation.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID Group can represent an opportunity for artists?

AH – Yes, I do.

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