Light effects, mists, color trails & reflective optical illusions. The Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens' (b. 1956) mission is to push our perceptions of the known.
As an artist, Ann Veronica Janssens works almost scientifically to push the boundaries of the known. Although her art is not easy to classify, its effect on us as viewers are not to be mistaken. For her, it’s not about confirming what we already know. In fact, it aims to locate us precisely at the spot where we open ourselves up again.
This was the first time that Ann Veronica Janssens can be experienced in Denmark.
From the exhibition
While the artist openly acknowledges her inspiration from the Californian Light and Space artists of the 1960s as well as from the European tradition from Constructivism to Op Art, for her it has always been about conveying an experience of art by simultaneously stimulating the eyes, body and consciousness, and not about observing art from a distance.
The exhibition included works from the early 1990s until the present – and with a new work created specifically for the exhibition.
THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE
Ann Veronica Janssens' works are both a sensory and bodily experience. With simple components and materials - such as glass, color, liquid, and light - she investigates what happens when sculpture and space meet. Even though Janssens seeks no 'control' of either works or viewers, all of her works can be described as sculptures that use the space as a stage for a sensory activity.
Ann Veronica Janssens
PASSION FOR LIGHT
Step into the laboratory of an artist whose main material is light and who invites the spectator to join her in discovering.
Whether solid, liquid, or gaseous Ann Veronica Janssens uses light in all its forms “to show the manifestations of reality in a different way.”
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