Anna Hvid
Artist/
Painter

Anna Hvid

Painter

Bio

I am a Danish artist, born and raised in Copenhagen. I have a PhD in economics, and I am used to operating in a world of well defined concepts and rules. In this world, everything can be measured and weighted. When I enter the world of art, all of that disappears, and I am com-pletely free to operate without any rules. I find that extremely liberating (and sometimes a bit scary). I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember. To me, color and shape is everything; the expression that comes out of combining certain colors in certain ways. As a child and young adult, I was very fascinated with cartoons, and I spent hours producing my own. Al-ways in black and white. That evolved into an interest in architectual constructions and surfaces, and a play with two-dimensional compositions. Later I discovered color, and have been ob-sessed with them ever since. Now I feel as though I have hit a nerve, combining figures with ra-ther troubled expressions with bright and ’happy’ colors. This duality resonates perfectly with me. When I work, I always start out with a rough idea about the shapes and colors I want to in-clude. From there, I engage in a struggle and a dance on the canvas, often working on several paintings in parallel, and sometimes putting them away, to return to them (sometimes years) later with a fresh perspective. Strangely, I find that this kind of ’maturing’ often turns out quite well. I am not a formally trained artist, but I have taken several art courses with danish artists, that have helped me strengthen and sharpen my style, which I find becomes increasingly my own.

Artworks