ANKE

ANKE Born in Ithaca, New York in 1972, Anke Schofield developed a passion for photography at an early age, thanks to her father's influence. By the time she was in 8th grade, she was already apprenticing as a professional photographer assistant. During high school, she continued her apprenticeship with various artists in the New York area. She later earned a bachelor's degree in fine art from the Savannah College of Art and Design on a scholarship.

For the past 20 years, Anke has been working as a professional fine art painter. Her work is inspired by photography but she takes it beyond mere representation, creating a harmonious blend of textures and composition.

Piquing the imagination, Anke Schofield's imagery of animate and inanimate objects integrated in unexpected ways is a sophisticated combination of photography, collage, oil paint, acrylic paint, wax, and sometimes even tar. The surreal juxtaposition of images is reinforced by the eclectic use of media. Anke finishes her works with a smooth, shiny veneer of epoxy resins, creating the dreamlike “trance” by further separating image from reality and distancing the viewer from the textural physicality of the imagery.

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FLY 9
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FLY 8
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FLY 5
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FLY 4
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FLY 2
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INFLIGHT
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SKI BUNNY
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BOHO CHIC
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SCARLET WING
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ZEBRA STACK
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BOTANICA II
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BOTANICA I
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