#WERKSTOFF Anna Slobodnik

›I engage with patterns. I collect them, work with them and investigate possible breaking points. In addition to the potential of painting, I am interested in the intersections between the alleged ›applied‹ and ›liberal arts‹, as well as the roles they take on. I conceive patterns and ornaments as metaphors, references to the role of women as producers, and manifestations of a cultural identity. Being an artist with a migrant background, I am processing a multiplicity of influences. I am interested in the meaning of patterns as signs of recognition (re-)producing identity, as in my possibility of (trans-)forming them.‹ – Anna Slobodnik