Angelika Spranger, studio 601, is busy preparing for her upcoming solo exhibition Still Waters at the Stable Yard Gallery, Morden Hall Park. Here, we catch up with her on her recent work and everything we have to look forward to at Wimbledon Art Fair.
Click Here for more information on the exhibition at Morden Hall Park.
Hi Angelika, so how would you describe your work?
Capturing nature, especially water and its textures and patterns, in an abstract way and not using any manipulation in my photography, capturing the essence and a kind of endlessness is what is important to me. Focusing on that moment of truth.
Would you say you were an upcoming or established artist?
I will leave that up to you, as I do not define myself in any manner and leave all possibilities open. You always develop new ideas, push yourself in different directions and all these experiments allow to take the next step. Very exciting indeed!
We hear you have an exhibition coming up, can you tell us about that?
I am super exited to show my un-manipulated photography of water in the Stable Yard Gallery, in the National Trust’s Morden Hall Park, from the 2nd - 16th October. The exhibition is free and everybody is welcome. It is open daily from 10 – 17.00.
Tell us about your most recent collection of work…
I am getting more interested in capturing the energy of water and searching for its frequency. There is a magic connection with water that we all have and I capture a little bit of that. There is a whole body of new works I have created inspired by local streams for my next solo exhibition at the National Trust gallery.
What are your career highlights so far?
Moving from Vienna to London encouraged me to start a new, more creative career. I decided to study “Art for Public Space” and learned about the design criteria and the use of different media; from printmaking, stained glass to mosaic and of course photography, which I am addicted to – in a good way!
Art can change everything, I am a big believer in that.
I was delighted to had the possibility of curating my solo show at the gallery at St Georges Hospital in London. It was very fulfilling to receive all these compliments and amazing feedback. Please have a look at the 2 minutes video to see what it was like.
I was thrilled to have been selected to exhibit my work in The Houses of Parliament last year. Fabulous to show my photography as part of “Tomorrow’s Child Exhibition” to the public, MP’s and to hopefully make a difference and raise the awareness of the importance of the very early development of a child. It also opened my mind to take on portrait photography.
My Solo exhibition was featured as one of the best shows to see by FAD magazine. It was wonderful to welcome Tabish Kahn and receive such a fantastic feedback from the London art critique.
Have you had any recent press coverage?
Being a Fulham resident, it was wonderful to have a feature in the Fulham Resident’s journal. It was great, as it was an additional promotion for the ART50 – a Fulham art show for 50 artists I organised together with a small team to promote the WAS open studios. It was great fun!
And finally, what do you love about Wimbledon Art Studios?
Being at Wimbledon Art Studios now for over 10 years - I cannot believe it – has allowed me to connect with many creative minds and make great friends. It is inspiring to work in this community of wonderful artists.
Watch a 2 min video from her recent solo exhibition by Clicking Here