“Body-related objects have become the medium of my choice to express myself.”
Goldsmith and artist
So far only Instagram @annepruy
Where are you from?
I grew up in the area of the Erzgebirge. After five great years in Baden- Württemberg, I came to Halle (Saale) to study.
Your style in 3 words?
Material-based, color, perception
Your weakness? Your strength?
Details are very important in my artistic practice and I emphasize working very precisely. I sometimes have to make sure that I don’t get lost in odds and ends.
What makes you different?
My socialization combined with my soul.
When did you decide to become an artist?
At the end of my training as a goldsmith, I wanted to develop myself further, find my own artistic language and so I began to study art.
Do you choose your art form, or does the form choose you?
(Body-related) objects have become the medium of my choice to express myself.
What do you find most fascinating about your work?
Freedom and self-determination. The visualization of moods that are otherwise only tangible.
A few words about your favorite creation?
I can say something about my latest series ‘peace of mind’, it is partly made of aluminum casts of a cliff of a small Norwegian island. It shelters an allure to the sea surface, the feeling of peace of mind, and adventurous memories of a plaster cast with seawater at -10 degrees Celsius.
What surprised you most about your first art shows?
At my first group exhibition, I was most surprised by the diverse tasks that run behind the scenes of the exhibition.
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
Hermann Jünger, Manfred Bischoff, Imi Knoebel, Hilma af Klint
Who would you like to work with someday and why?
A contemporary art curator because I find it is very complex to position artworks in space and in relation to each other to make them appear as intended.
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
I am currently working on thinking about and realizing my enamel works in a large format. I am very curious to see what it will do to me and my artwork.
Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“
To find peace of mind.
2022: Where are we going?
According to the Chinese calendar, the year of the tiger stands for courage, adventure, optimism, assertiveness, and risk-taking.
Do you think about time as an artist?
When I think of my grandmother’s life, it is impressive to see the technological progress and social changes she has experienced in over 80 years of life. A small computer called a ‘smartphone’ was something she couldn’t imagine in her youth and today it is the most common thing in the world. Circumstances like war, living on the run, or in a socialist state are things she could not influence and to which she had to adapt again and again.
When the going gets tough…
I have the urge to work more to sort it out, but often that makes it even tougher.
Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?
I wish that our world would become more empathetic and less characterized by success and pressure to perform.
What would you do if you could change the World?
End the exploitation and ensure a fairer distribution of resources for everybody.
What does freedom mean when it comes to art?
Independence from the art market
If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?
Into the unknown
Tell us about your future plans…
I dream of an artists’ collective where people meet, talk about their artistic practices, and plan and realize exhibitions together.
Your city’s favorite spots?
Klausberge on the banks of the Saale river
Last but not least: what is your favorite Song?
Currently ‘Now you know’ by Tom Rosenthal
One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“
I have a great fascination for jewelry art from the 90s when a lot of gold was used.