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A nnabel König Lives and works in County Carlow, Ireland

An artist's statement

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nterdisciplinary in nature, my practice employs a wide range of media. I’m not tied to any one discipline. In fact, my practice requires me to explore new and combined methods, thus discovering conclusions relevant to the work I wish to explore.

The one underlying constant that does run through my work is the landscape. I may depict my surroundings in a documentary, direct and photographic manner or I will use the landscape to work through ideas to more abstract, interpretive and interactive conclusions.

In my work I often collaborate with other artists and with the general public. I look for technical assistance when I need it as my ideas can sometimes be complicated and require expertise I do not have. Yet often, in other work, such as the drawing show “I smile at Life” I have worked on my own, with my own demons.

I am interested in making work that hopefully touches people. I have many projects that I would like to do. Like many artists, there are ideas that never get to see the light of day and so they travel with me in the hope of some day reaching their fruition. Life as an artist is not always the most financially secure but it is something that I will do for the rest of my life and that is a brilliant thing.

The surrounding that I find myself in has always been part of my process, it enables me to select what I see, it is the centre point from which new projects develop. I currently live in a rural setting and that cannot but be part of what I make.

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