Anna Schellberg is a multi-faceted artist from Hamburg (Germany) who initially comes from a journalistic background. Her personal history also always has an impact on her art. With her paintings Anna Schellberg wants to tell stories. Shattered dreams, lost hopes or broken personalities find their way into her art, but also the intertwining of past, present and future are themes that will be found repeatedly in her works.
Anna Schellberg’s actual series of oil paintings is a tribute to Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954). If you look upon Frida’s life you will find that there is a lot of pain, but there is also a lot of beauty coming from that suffering.
What Anna wants to show is that often it is the inharmonious, the imperfect, the commonly perceived as ugly, which finally makes the beautiful whole. She creates by destroying, there is genesis through catastrophe. You have to step back to understand the complete picture, and still there is enough room for the mysterious.