Art is everything that a person creates, with the awareness of bringing something closer to other people, to show. An artist is the one who makes it. Lets it flow, out of himself without circumlocution.
Art has always played a major role in Anni Holliday's life and accompanied her throughout her life. Even as a child, she was devoted to painting and collages and was already fascinated by strong, expressive and bright colors, which she combined in ever new compositions. In later years, she took lessons in drawing, color theory and photography in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main, and in this way gradually developed her own distinctive style.
She earned her living for a long time at a large German bank as a personnel officer. The emerging success and the great interest in her works motivated her to leave the banking world behind and to devote herself fully to art.
Anni Holliday opens her gallery in the heart of Königstein im Taunus on October 19, 2023.
Inspired by other 3-D artists like James Rizzi, Anni Holliday independently developed the 3-D technique with a multi-step process back in 2014, using special materials and her own imaginative motifs to create a new way of making artwork.
Her 3-D installations are multimedia works. They are usually based on an image painted with acrylic paints and colored pencils. After painting it, she photographs it and develops it on a glossy aluminum dibond plate. In the next step, she creates a high-gloss, highly reflective duplicate of the painting on high-quality photographic paper and installs selected elements on the alu-dibond with spacers. This gives the installation a relief-like 3-D effect and an exciting glass, water or enamel effect that enhances the colors.
She has chosen the same approach for the installations, each of which is based on one of her photographs.
In this way, sparkling pop art images with their very own expressiveness are created. A simple flower becomes a 3-D work of art or a multitude of fish a statement of life. In works like "Unidirectional Flow," in which a single fish in a school swims in the opposite direction, it is easy to understand her intention. In others, she was more concerned with reveling in color and is happy to leave the interpretation to the viewer.
All materials used (aluminum dibonds, photo papers) are high quality products of photolab Whitewall, a multiple winner of TIPA World Awards 2013, 2017, 2020, 2021 & 2023.
Expect "color-explosive art."