The beauty of art is often found in its ill defined and subjective nature. It isn’t the meaning that the artist intended that’s important, but the meaning that we project onto a certain piece that makes it timeless.
Despite the subjectivity of art, Anna Mazzotta is an artist with very well defined works. Her work is often quoted as “compelling and original”, it has it’s own unique style: vibrant, playful and full of character – which will often make you smile and provide something new to find each time you take a second look.
She is one of the youngest winners of the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize; trained at The Wimbledon School of Art and The Royal College of Art. Her artworks feature in many public and private collections, most notably in those of Robert & Susan Kasen Summer and the royal photographer John Hedgecoe.
More specifically, her artwork is featured in The Susan Kasen Summer and Robert D. Summer Collection of contemporary British painting – Amazon:Books
Painting primarily from her imagination, a technique that gives her art a far more personal feeling, Anna is heavily influenced by Art Deco, theatre, beach scenes and cinema with a deep love for silent movies and how exaggerated expressions are used to tell a story.
Her art features a certain sense of depth that can’t be found in other pieces. She paints to capture the essence of the moment, stating:
“My painting is a way of seeing the world, thinking – feeling, showing sensations, not just the mechanics of a scene, but instead emphasising energy, life and the letting the inner emotion of the characters come forth.”
“I am passionate about the beauty of caricatures, as they are a true connection with how an artist sees the world – the viewer then enters that world and then makes it their own with their own interpretation.”
Anna’s paintings are larger than life in many respects. A typical sized painting measures 1.5m x 1.2m and are suffused with the energy, narrative and humour you’d expect from burlesque and theatrical influences.
To see many of her works and collections, head over to www.annamazzotta.co.uk