Artist Portfolio Magazine – Anniversary Art Exhibition –
Anna Belleforte – Amersfoort, Netherlands –
Architecture, cities and landscapes, was well as documentation or narratives involving these (also those from art history), are at the core of my work. My current run of collage series explore narratives on our relationship with the built environment. Timescapes, for example, looks at landscapes seen (or unseen) in art history and conjectures a contemporary perspective. In Myth-building, figurative elements from a 1950s magazine and contemporary architectural fragments combine to build new stories or evoke myths. Architecture has its own mythology. Is it the highest form of art – for the duality of its beauty and function, as architects contend? What is the role of buildings in the collective memory? How do we relate to structures and how do they become iconic?
I create aesthetically diverse work as a way to explore ideas and fascinations. By continuously expanding my visual range my vocabulary, ideas and skills become richer. Underlying this is a unifying theme: the built environment around us and its rhythms, contrasts, stories… I have always been interested in how we build structures to facilitate life and how accumulation and time changes them, how places and our perceptions of them play a role in our lives and how spatial information is represented and translated into two-dimensional form.