Anya Janssen is fascinated with the processes that form our identity. She tries to take on complex issues like the conflict between nature (instinct) and nurture by examining their extremities through art. Although not visible from the start, her large-scale, soft focus paintings are an almost methodical survey of what portion of our identity is biological and what part is socially constructed. She uses subjects like identical twins and tales of people with animal urges to display man's inner feelings. She purposely choses situations where emotions run the highest to show how close we are to animals when completly uninhibited.
Oogmerk - Anya Janssen. Dutch serie with studio visit.