An artist statement…

Of late I have been contemplating the role of being an artist and if this in anyway relates to me? I have been doing a right number on myself as I wrestle with expectations of an artistic career with output, made objects and physcial archive to evidence my artistic journeys.

Stumbled across this today via Anika Carpenter’s collaborative blog

The artist statement generator… here is what is made of me…

Not sure what I make of it, but it did make me smile and I am still pondering my inner and outer artist and my contributions…


Anna B Sexton

Anna B Sexton (°1974, Essex, United Kingdom) is an artist who mainly works with contemporary strategies. By creating situations and breaking the passivity of the spectator, Sexton formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.

Her conceptual artworks feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise art history and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, she often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation.

Her works are characterised by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middleclass mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, she wants the viewer to become part of the art as a kind of added component. Art is entertainment: to be able to touch the work, as well as to interact with the work is important.

Her works are based on inspiring situations: visions that reflect a sensation of indisputability and serene contemplation, combined with subtle details of odd or eccentric, humoristic elements. Anna B Sexton currently lives and works in London.

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