Gwen Anderson
Art from Curaçao

Dutch multimedia artist Gwen Anderson uses grids of tarnished silver leaf to create a sense of silence on canvas. She adds forms or images inspired by her lifetime of impressions. For centuries, artists have tried to capture light in their work, and the silver leaf in Anderson’s pieces reflects light, giving them a sense of vitality. Both silver and aluminum leaf help create structured, anonymous marks that blend the spiritual and modern technological realms. Anderson’s main theme is the distortion of memories over time, exploring how mental images evolve.

Anderson studied at the Art Students League of New York and earned her MA in Fine Art from The Cass at London Metropolitan University. She was a finalist on the UK TV show ‘Show Me the Monet’ in 2012 and received the Shinseisaku Exhibition award at Tokyo’s National Art Center in 2016. Her work is in private collections worldwide. She lives and creates art in Curaçao.