12.12.2011 - 23.12.2011
ANITA GROENER :
SOMEWHERE ELSE : 2011 : ANIMATED DRAWING
Anita Groener is a Dutch artist who lives since many years in Dublin. Over the years her painting turned gradually from color into black and white, and from canvas to paper. Due to the fact that movement and vibration have always been main subjects in her work, animation is a logical and important step in her artistic development.
Somewhere Else has become a project of a digitally animated drawing that started in 2009 and is evolving over time. The presentation in Sub Urban Video Lounge is a recent edit. (
Anita Groener’s work explores questions around the dual perspectives of home and displacement within modern geopolitical realities. The dichotomy between abstraction and representation inherent in Groener’s practice is considered and manifested in the language, economies and strategies of drawing and it’s expanded field. Somewhere Else, an animated drawing comprises the rupturing and corruption of two cell like systems moving towards each other, inciting a visual and conceptual experience of containment. The configuration becomes a structure to explore realities of intolerance, both at a local level and globally, resulting in work that focuses on the impact this has on the individual.
Anita Groener was born in Veldhoven in The Netherlands, and now lives and works in Dublin. She was Head of Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of Technology between 2004 - 2006, where she continues to work as a lecturer in fine art. Anita Groener holds a Master Degree from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnheim and a BA Degree from Moller Institute Tilburg in The Netherlands. She recently exhibited in All About Drawing | 100 Dutch Artists in Stedelijk Museum Schiedam; Rubicon Gallery Dublin; The RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Eugen Lendl Gallery, Austria; LCGA, Limerick, Ireland; AKKuH Hengelo; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France; Voorkamer, Lier, Belgium; and Drawing Centre Diepenheim. Anita Groener is included in the permanent collections of Irish Museum of Modern Art; The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Dublin; ABN-AMRO Bank; Lease Plan BV Nederland; State Art Collection Ireland OPW; The National Drawing Archive Ireland; Allied Irish Bank; Dublin Institute of Technology. Anita Groener is represented by Rubicon Gallery Dublin, Ireland.
Somewhere Else has become a project of a digitally animated drawing that started in 2009 and is evolving over time. The presentation in Sub Urban Video Lounge is a recent edit.