Dancing with the Sublime | Annette Holzwarth

Date: 12th to 21st of December 2019

As Plato stated, the artist makes the invisible world visible. And one should not talk about things that cannot be described according to Wittgenstein.

The exhibition Dancing with the Sublime displays a selection of Annette Holzwarth´s work. For her, similar to dancing, the language of the individual soul, painting is the language of the cosmic soul – the  sublime.

As one looks into the paintings a variety of images and figures appear. The more you gaze the more you are transfixed  in time and space.. Earthly time just seems to escape you. Your consciousness is truly in the present moment while nothing but the painting memorises you. You enter the effortless state of meditation.

Annette Holzwarth uses crystals in her painting as tools and media for entering higher dimensions. All Crystals are ethically sourced and handpicked. To keep their power when used as a medium they are crushed by hand under trance..

Born in Stuttgart, it seems, Annette’s whole life was preparing her to become an artist. Although, she felt attracted to painting from an early stage, Annette opted to study literature and philosophy. Her creativity quickly poured onto the paper: she wrote novels and poetry in German. 

Annette’s artistic voice is further shaped by a unique painting technique that she developed with time. It emphasises the use of raw physical materials: dust, semi-precious stones, like ground rubies, black diamonds, turmaline, which are scattered to prep the canvas for painting. Annette paints with crystals and often uses her hands instead of conventional brushes. Crystal oils, used on every artwork, allow for harmonisation of all the elements.

Applying aspects of formalism, phenomenology, and Eastern metaphysics in dialogue with international avant-garde and abstract expressionism, allowed Annette to develop her unique artistic language revolving around the notion of human consciousness and mysticism – an artist is a vessel through which the muse of ideas is spoken. Combining this vision with her ferociously free brushstrokes and colour make it the love at first sight for the viewers and art collectors.

Annette Holzwarth lives and works in London.


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