Annelies Štrba

Biography of Annelies Štrba

Video artist and digital photographer Annelies Štrba (born 1947 in Zug, CH) is well known for creating uncanny portraits of her family members in a palette of electrifyingly color. Utilizing digital techniques and chromatic inversions Štrba creates poetically abstracted images that threaten the boundaries between painting and photography. This technique—a result of the embrace of both digital manipulations and painterly texture—has come to be defined as digital impressionism.


Her interest in familial subjects and their natural surroundings has remained a constant for the artist; her use of contour blurring continuously blending subject and surrounding. Štrba has partaken in extensive international exhibitions including Alice in Wonderland at Tate Liverpool and Museum of Modern, Contemporary art of Trento e Rovereto and Kunsthalle Hamburg (2012); The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth, GB (2008); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (2008), Barbican Centre, London (2006); Rudolfinum, Prage (2005) Architecture Biennial in Venice (2004); New Museum in New York (1999) and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1997). Her photographs belong to important collections such as the Kunsthalle Hamburg, the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris and Deutsche Bank.

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