Anina Brisolla

'prospect_016 (OGLE-2005-BLG-390L b)'
27 x 47 cm, (34,6 x 54,5 cm framed)
Pigmented artist ink, pastel pencil, micropigment ink and watercolours on FineArt inkjet print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper

What do we humans do after having destroyed this world? We fly to another planet and colonize it. And what is the first thing we do there? We stake out land, put up fences, and take possession. That is roughly how you could describe the narrative of Anina Brisolla’s series, entitled prospect.

Images of galaxies, stars, and planets that have been generated with simulation software serve as the basis for her drawings. The Berlin-based artist also uses material from NASA. The American space agency regularly issues strikingly beautiful images of other worlds to the general public. Very few people are aware that these images are interpretations of raw data that has been sent to Earth from satellites. To create them, NASA employs illustrators and artists who do nothing else but produce downright kitschy renderings. These advertising images are reminiscent of the appealing visualizations in the real estate developer sales brochures, who use them to advertise construction projects that are yet to be built.

Anina Brisolla subtly draws her fences, which are themselves based on researched images, onto these portrayals of a projected future. The prospect series deals with the hopes and dreams of humankind in the Anthropocene, which—shaped by doomsday visions and dystopias—produces dream images that must be read as redemptive fantasies. That these depictions reproduce the wellknown and are themselves illusions are aspects dealt with by the artist in her series.

Jan Kage

(Quelle: Anina Brisolla, Jan Kage: „Prospect“, in: The Property Issue – Ground Control and the Commons, Aachen 2018, S. 8–13, hier S. 8)

read more

2.500 €  (inkl. Rahmung | inkl. 7% MwSt)

Buy / Reserve

Sending your request will get in direct contact with the artist to reserve or buy this artwork.

    The data is transmitted encrypted to our server located in Germany. Personal data will only be used by the organizer or the artist handle your request. For more information, please refer to our Privacy / Datenschutzerklärung.

    About the artist

    Anina Brisolla is a visual artist based in Berlin. Her work draws on the question how digitalization and privatization within the framework of economically informed power structure influence the makings of society.She condenses these questions into graphic works, collages and objects, moving images and video loops.
    Anina Brisolla studied visual arts in the Netherlands and at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
    She recently had solo shows at Kunstraum der IG Metall, Kanya & Kage, Blake & Vargas and SMAC in Berlin and took part in numerous group exhibitions like B-LA Exchange in Los Angeles, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow and at galleries like Evelyn Drewes in Hamburg.