Anke Carola Broeschen
Abstract & free painting and mosaic
The artist Anke Carola Broeschen was employed as a Management Assistant in the Wholesale and Foreign Trade until 2009. This was followed by private tutoring in abstract and free painting from the stage designer (mentor) Andreas Szalla in Bochum, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland and at the Salzburg Festival between 2000 and 2007. In the summer of 2005, she travelled and held her first vernissage on the island of Menorca. The island promotes the creativity of the artist with its light and the intensive colours. Faces and figures carved in rock stimulate the imagination and additional impressive moments are to be discovered in nature, these then being transferred to canvas or paper.
The works of art of the artist Anke Carola Broeschen have now been produced on the Island of Menorca and nationally and internationally exhibited since 2009. The opening of the gallery in Mahón now makes it possible to exhibit works of art on Menorca.
The diversity and pastel coloured light in the sky and the ocean, the nature and the sea, combined with relaxation and serenity are what provide an enormous inspiration. Material that comes from the nature and the coast for example, are included in the collages, as are shards and ceramic included in the mosaics.
Some of the exhibitions staged by the artist Anke Carola Broeschen:
Menorca Reunion Broeschen/Szalla/Tabori, Balearic Islands, Spain 2005
Foundation Au Munich, Germany 2010
Stage design Barcelona Theatre, Spain 2011-2012
Paribas New York, USA 2013
Taipei Barry & Gabriels Taiwan 2015
Stage design Seville, Spain 2015
Pop Art Gallery Barcelona and Madrid 2016
Mosaic restoration at Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain 2013-2014
Online gallery by Anke Carola Broeschen
Andreas Szalla (1944 – 2007), Artist, Scenography, Set Designer, Stage Director and Painter, Creativity Time and Painting in Menorca (1960-2007), Mentor of Anke Carola Broeschen (2000-2007)
Art Studies Unversity Cologne by Prof. Theo Otto, Scenography and Set Designer Theater Bochum, Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin and Baden-Baden, Scenography and Set Designer by the Artist, Stage Director and Actor Georg Tabori, in Berlin (Germany), Zurich ((Switzerland) and Bregenz & Salzburg Festival , Son of Actor Hans Schalla in Hamburg and Berlin, Director of the Theater Dusseldorf and Bochum (Germany) from 1949-1972
Photography Collage Artworks
My artistic output focuses on documenting and celebrating the minutiae of everyday life through detailed and intricate photo-based collage work. Artworks aim to capture the ephemeral; vignettes of a place, time and location. Each collaged piece is the result of a complex process involving the marriage of original photographs, paint, multiple exposures and artwork using projections to form the final composition. Once layered, images take on a new, almost cinematic quality. Works have a real sense of movement and with time, reveal elements to the viewer that are not always obvious at a first glance. Found items, tickets, scraps of paper and luggage labels worked into each collage become points of reference for dating a piece and denoting its significance within a time and place.