Anna Rettl

Anna Rettl graduated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 2021. With watercolour and ink the Austrian artist lets figures emerge on the canvas that seem strangely familiar. Rettl is interested in the tradition of painting, in how certain iconographies have been repeated over time and why certain gestures, figures and composition keep on appearing and reappearing. Although not immediately apparent, her own works are based on other paintings, mainly by Old Masters such as Eugène Delacroix, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Hieronymus Bosch.