Ana Schmidt

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Ana Schmidt

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16 artworks

Spanish

https://www.schmidtana.com

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Bad seeds

acrylic on canvas

162 x 115 cms | 63 3/4 x 45 1/4 ins

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This is not graffiti

acrylic on canvas

189 x 189 cms | 74 1/4 x 74 1/4 ins

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Ofelia

acrylic on canvas

74 x 54 cms | 29 x 21 1/4 ins

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Dead end

acrylic on canvas

165 x 114 cms | 64 3/4 x 44 3/4 ins

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Out of order

acrylic on canvas

84 x 112 cms | 33 x 44 ins

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This is not graffiti II

acrylic on canvas

120 x 189 cms | 47 x 74 1/4 ins

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City shards

acrylic on canvas

195 x 123 cms | 76 3/4 x 48 1/4 ins

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Eroded territory

acrylic on canvas

145 x 165 cms | 57 x 64 3/4 ins

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Traces on the territory

acrylic on canvas

145 x 165 cms | 57 x 64 3/4 ins

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Urban landscape

acrylic on canvas

114 x 145 cms | 44 3/4 x 57 ins

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Ana Schmidt is a figurative painter known for her realistic depictions of urban landscapes. In the artist´s paintings the presence of graffiti, urban abandoned space, rubbish and decay, but also distant viewing platforms create a sense of an empty land, even banal at times. “For me, these urban landscapes are in addition to real environments, environments of signs with metaphorical meanings. The searching for pictures within landscapes on the edge of cities and other man-made places is one of the themes of my paintings. The debris of urban streets, gain through painting new and sometimes comic characterization, to understand alternative values of things”, Schmidt explains. “The aerial views with their cool and depersonalized sense suggest the experience of looking at a toy town. They are views into the depersonalized and seemingly unnavigable layout of the city”. 

Born in Bochum, Germany, Schmidt encountered frequent relocations. Her family moved to Vietnam and then Thailand. Eventually, her parents decided to send her to Barcelona. Throughout her youth, she studied with various art instructors. When the time came to commit to a career path, she opted to major in architecture and enrolled at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona. Schmidt lives currently in Bilbao, Spain. 

Notably, Schmidt has been awarded with the second ARC Salon Award in 2018 and the third ARC Salon Award in 2015, both in the landscape category. Recently Schmidt has also been awarded with the Columbia Treadneedle Prize in Figurative Art 2018. The artist has exhibited her works widely through solo and group exhibitions, amongst others at the Salmagundi Club in New York, at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona, at NordArt in Germany and during the Venice Biennale 2013. 

Awards

-          First Award at the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018, London

-          Second ARC Salon Award in the landscape category, 2018, USA

-          First and third Award in the landscape category, American Art Award, 2017, USA

-          Third ARC Salon Award in the landscape category, 2015, USA

-          Acrylicworks: Radical Breakthroughs Award, 2015, USA

-          ORA Prize Award 2013, Italy

-          AixeGetxo Award, 2013, Spain

-          ORA Prize Award 2012, Italy

-          First Prize for the Design of the Augustin Square in Granada, Spain, 1989

-          Honorable mention at the Art Contest Galerias Preciados, 1986, Spain

-          Honorable mention at the Drawing Contest Amigos de Serrablo, 1986, Spain

Mall Galleries, London (United Kingdom);

l´Occhio Gallery of Art, Venice (Italy);

Nolte Art, Münster (Germany);

Cervantes 6, Oviedo (Spain);

Torrene Exhibition Space, Getxo (Spain)

 

17 September 2019 to 22 September 2019

city of shards


The Mall, London, sw1


In February 2018, realist painter and urban planning architect Ana Schmidt was announced as the Winner of The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, the UK and Europe’s pre-eminent prize for Figurative Art Today. For her winning work, ‘Dead End’, Ana received the competition’s First Prize of £20,000 and a solo exhibition in central London. Schmidt’s solo show, titled ‘City of Shards’, debuts September 2019 at Mall Galleries.

17 to 22 September 2019, 10am to 5pm (1pm final day)

Admission Free

 


18 September 2019 to 18 September 2019

Panel Discussion: Waste Ground


The Mall, London


Panel Discussion: Waste Ground

Painter Rob Reed and Writer and Film-maker John Rogers join Ana Schmidt during her solo exhibition to discuss what makes urban waste ground such an interesting and inspiring place for many artists.