If you ever find yourself in need for something to heat up a discussion at a party, try this one: can you make art on a computer? Without doubt this will keep the conversation going! Many artists don’t want to have anything to do with computers whilst others build a whole career on digital art. For German artist Anja Millen the computer opened a world of possibilities when she first discovered photo editing software in 1998. Anja has always been documenting her life and dreams through art and found a whole new medium to breathe life into her surreal visions.
Anja digitally composes, manipulates and paints one or more photos into dark portraits with a horrific or macabre twist. Now before you start worrying about Anja’s wellbeing: Don’t! She’s fine! Anja has stated before that even though all her art comes from within her and originates in her mind, it doesn’t actually show the way she feels. Instead of her feelings Anja shares her surreal ideas with us: a gloomy fantasy world we’re all allowed to visit through her art.