Anna Schellberg is a multi-faceted artist from Hamburg (Germany) who initially comes from a journalistic background. Her personal history also always has an impact on her art. With her paintings Anna Schellberg wants to tell stories. Shattered dreams, lost hopes or broken personalities find their way into her art, but also the intertwining of past, present and future are themes that will be found repeatedly in her works.
By blurring, deconstructing, fragmenting or even destroying the smoothness of the surface Anna wants to put the focus on what lies beneath . When we look at people’s faces we often assume that we already know much about their personalities. But it is what is hidden behind the surface, which makes the whole. There is no such thing as one truth, for everybody has got their own truth.
What Anna wants to show is that often it is the inharmonious, the imperfect, the commonly perceived as ugly, which finally makes the beautiful whole. She creates by destroying, there is genesis through catastrophe. You have to step back to understand the complete picture, and still there is enough room for the mysterious.