- Artist Statement
Janne Reuss is a multidisciplinary and conceptually driven artist. Her work addresses the existential and cultural human conditions of freedom, confinement and identity especially from the female point of view, which she often performs and photographs. The spaces she creates are ambiguous and multilayered inviting the viewer to contemplate. Reuss cuts her photographs and rearranges the fragments manually. The resulting handmade collages are then scanned and printed as photographs. The final work consists of the initial original photomontage and a small edition of 3-5 digital prints.
She is a professional exhibiting artist since 1994, with regular exhibitions in Mexico City, Germany, U.S.A, and Toronto. She studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Art & Design in Stuttgart, Germany, and History of Art in Mexico City, where she was born and raised. Her work is held in private as well as public collections: The Donovan Art Collection at St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada (2013), and the Municipal Gallery Ostfildern, Germany (2008).