A Secret Life of Animals #51 2019

A Secret Life of Animals

In a Canadian forest I obtain nocturnal images of animals.
Guided by a ranger, I set up camera traps in the forest to get images of bears, deer and wolves.
I wanted to interact in the animal’s territory where humans do not live.

Back in my studio, I’m using these black and white photos as a basis to my artwork.
My process involves several stages using acrylic painting and photographic transfer. I apply special effects such as smoke and shadows during a photographic cession in my studio.

These photographs are captured images from a parallel life.

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Anne Brenner



Anne Brenner is a Paris-based artist.
Though educated in France, she was born in Canada, where she spent her early childhood. The early experience of the Canadian natural wide open spaces and later the classical painting of European profoundly influenced her art practice that reflects a realistic and poetic approach of ecological issues.

After graduating from the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and from Fine Arts University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, she was awarded the Villa Medicis Hors-les-Murs Grant. This grant has allowed her to work one and a half year in Africa where she undertook a project about animal tracks. This series eventually led to the work she is doing today.

Anne has exhibited in several venues including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Solo exhibitions include City of Sciences and Art, La Villette, Paris and Museum of Natural History, Grenoble, France.

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