Anna Stump

Anna Stump

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“My main preoccupation in art-making is the body. From my years as a modern dancer and choreographer, and then as a professional ballroom dancer, I never tire of exploring the body moving through space.

I began my “Large Nudes” as a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, where I enlarged 20-minute gouache studies in my spacious Turkish studio. Each painting is started upside-down, then turned to the side, the other side, and finally finished upright. The drips of paint leave a trace of this process, creating a modern grid that both locates the nude and separates the viewer from it. My goal is to connect the physicality of painting to the sensual body in motion.” –Stump

Works by Anna Stump

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