ANNY LANGER - BETWEEN PLACES
Anny Langer was raised in Cologne/Germany and spent her childhood summers in Northern Germany and Denmark. These contrasts have formed her need to move between city and natural surroundings.This influences her visual artwork.She's attracted by a figurative expressions. She works with photography, painting and drawing travelling between these techniques. Anny Langer often uses her own photos as inspiration for her paintings and drawings. She works out of events and social topics that touches her. Natural and urban environment are often subjects in her work. Her latest subject is about tribal dance groups in Oslo.
Anny Langer has taken part in a large number of group exhibitions, and had several solo exhibtions. She has exhibited in group exhibitions and art fairs in Norway, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Great Britain and USA.
"I'm a city person and enjoy to be in cities, observing people and having access to concerts, museums and teater, opera and all the things you can access in a city. But I also have a strong need to retreat from everything, stay in nature, walk the forrest, observe the sea. That's probably why I ended up in Oslo that connects all this in one place. I live close to the forrest and get a lot of inspiration there.The last years I've been working on subjects of cultural expression such as dance and theater, and cityscapes.I love to travel slow and get inspired by traveling to new places, new people, new enviroments and cultures. In the time we live in where the growing tendency seems to be to close borders, to reject the multicultural, and growing nationalism, I find it particularly important to be open to the differences and similarities of culture."
Anny Langer was born and grew up in Germany. In 1994 she moved to Norway and lives in Oslo.She’s educated in pedagogy, yoga and art.Anny Langer received her art education through the Technical collage of art "Krieler Dom" in Cologne, Germany, Vika Art school in Oslo, Norway, art classes at artists like Nirmal Singh Dhunshi and Øivind Nystrøm (both Norway), Norwegian Printmakers Studio Oslo, and the adult education center in Husum, Germany.
2012 she joined a studiofellowship in Oslo. Since September 2017 she works at a studio in Østerdalsgata, Oslo.