Collection: ANNA STARK

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Artist Statement
I am drawn to stories entrusted to us by past generations, familial, societal and the like. The role folklore, fairytales, and myths play in society’s understanding of the family dynamic inspires my practice. Working primarily in painting and drawing I reimagine these stories by mining family history and photographs to depict opulent fantasies rendered in synthetic colors. My work provokes unease by combining fantastical color schemes with images of family dysfunction interrupting the romanticized perspective on the American domestic sphere. With vibrant hues of polyester pinks, magentas, electric blues, and neon yellows I produce scenes at the fringe of memory and fantasy.