I was born and brought up in Kent, the South Eastern bit of the United Kingdom squished between London and Europe. As with anyone, I have been influenced by my upbringing, my culture and personal experience. Any map in England always read (when I was at school), “The UK and Europe”, we are here….and Europe is ‘over there’. I think this island mentality is ingrained deeply in my bones, and this sense of being part of something – yet apart from it at the same time, is something I feel very strongly in my life. As a child I loved the anarchic stories by Roald Dahl, and later was drawn to things like Monty Python - ridiculous, edgy, and comically brilliant. There is that “gallows” humor which the British are known for – in the face of death we’re defiant to the point of madness, as someone once so eloquently put it, and my realization of our mortality (which occurred to me for no specific reason at 4 years old) combined with this dark sense of humor and my constant questioning, have underpinned everything I do. (from AnnaTas.com).
Anna Tas is represented by Wanrooij Gallery, www.wanrooijgallery.com
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