Anke Völk

(b 1965Germany. Lives and works in Berlin)

Anke Völk is interested in surface, working with iridescent and metallic pigments, which she applies in countless layers on newsprint paper, canvas, MDF or an aluminium panels. Imperfections in the surface of the paintings and flaws and irregularities inherent in the material she chooses to paint on play an important role in her technique.

“The imperfections are traces of the painting process and belong to the finished image – just as the work’s other parameters, and its colours do,” she says.  

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