Meet the Artist: Anna Mollekin

Artist Statement: 

“Art is an escape for me. I create because it is my passion."

I was born in Thames, New Zealand and studied a Bachelor of Media Arts in Hamilton. I currently live near the beach in Auckland, New Zealand with my family.

My journey as an artist has been both revitalised and influenced by my trips abroad to places like India and my year sabbatical living in China 2015. From the use of bright colours to patterns, the inspiration is evident in my work.

My work explores themes of nature, popular culture, and portraiture. I have a vibrant digital pop art aesthetic that plays with ben-day dots, positive and negative space and 2D shapes to create dimension and texture.

To me, Frida Kahlo is truly iconic. I'm drawn to her not only because of her amazing artwork but for her strong individuality.

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