Anne Wölk is fascinated by science fction stories about space travel and cyberspace. Involved in the society of digital culture, the artist alters flm stills, as well as photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope, and integrates them into her motifs and personal painting cosmos. During her childhood, Wölk saw an infnite number of simulations of stellar skies and demonstrations of planetary runs at 360-degree shows at the planetarium in her hometown Jena. Jena was the center for laser and optics technology in the former GDR. This formative experience continually infuenced her interest in science fction and space travel.
Wölk’s subject matter speaks of the imagery of futuristic science and technology, which we have only become familiar with from the advances of satellites, cameras, cinematography, and computer-generated images. By layering content from these diverse sources, the painter creates a fantastical interpretation of nature, in which the simultaneity of Romanticism and Utopia becomes perceptible.
Wölk studied painting at the University of Fine Arts Berlin-Weissensee and the Chelsea College of Fine Art and Design, London.
Artist represented by Van Gogh Art Gallery at the fair "Innsbruck art fair 2021" held from October 23 to 31 in Innsbruck.