ANYA TRIESTRAM IS WELL TRAINED in the various and often elaborate forms of graphic reproduction. In recent years, she has
focused on the linocut and developed a set of printing plates, some of a rather ornamental – others of a figurative nature,
which build the basis of her series „Frühauf“. Depicted are everyday commodities, figures, floral elements and various graphic
structures. In the beginning, she mirrored these images along a horizontal and vertical axis. The result is a series of symmetrical
prints, representing the dualistic opposition of form and meaning as well as figuration and abstraction.
Compared to many artists, Anya Triestram is not afraid of the ornament. Instead, she likes to challenge its decorativeness.
Her large-scale print installation „Frühauf V“ is the continued development of her former work. The piece comprises more than
560 tiles, each a unique linocut on paper, applied on MDF and refined with a transparent layer of resin. The newly gained
modular quality of the tiles allows her to arrange and rearrange them to her liking. They are detached from all compositional
conventions, free to act as independent symbols within the layout. Her well-balanced designs put an emphasis on the existence
of the graphic line. They represent a elaborate mix of detail and large area, luring us into a magnificent world that knows
neither time nor space.