Janina Anderson

My Practice is about looking really hard. I use collage as a way to think, to play, and experiment in order to generate meaning and insight into visual culture; how we read it, how we use it, and the context and conventions that dictate how we interact with and understand it. Through isolation, fragmentation, and decontextualization, my work investigates the relationship between content and form, how frameworks define the information within them, how medium affects message, how a frame defines a painting.

My studio is equal parts laboratory and playground where I crack imagery open and test new ways of putting it back together. I try and understand how much of our understanding goes away through this process, and what meaning stays behind. In this way, my work is the result and record of diligent play and uncorroborated experimentation into how images work, and how we use them to tell ourselves stories about who we are.