Welcome to Anne Korff’s paintings
Anne’s work is based on observations made whilst travelling in North African countries, Andalucía and South East Turkey. She was taken by the abstract and meditative qualities of Islamic art architecture and their confrontation with Western cultural influences. She noticed that many symbols and architectural styles used in ancient cultures were also used in Christian and Muslim designs. The designs, which are elemental and forceful, migrated through the cultures and were influenced by peoples relationship with nature.
“In my paintings I use elements and symbols as shown in prehistoric art produced by people in the Middle East and Western Europe. I see the overlap in similarities shown between some Celtic, Christian and Islamic motifs which suggest roots in a common ancient origin.
I hope to encourage the viewer to embrace cultural diversity and the opening of a dialogue that might help build bridges between the Christian and Islamic worlds.
This, I feel, is a timely subject to bring to the public.”