Anita Levering

Born in the Netherlands, Anita Levering emigrated to New Zealandin 1999. In 2011, Levering completed her Masters of Fine Art at Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts.

Levering seeks to contribute to the field of contemporary painting by harnessing the unpredictability of external forces andexploring their transformative effects on the materiality of paintand the course of the painterly process. By deliberatelyintroducing events and processes beyond her control, Leveringallows a certain disruption of both media and process to takeplace; a disruption characterised by naturally occurring elementsof addition, subtraction, accumulation and dissolution. The introduction of such forces minimises subjective gestureand distances the self, allowing a heightened emphasis on what Levering seeks to contribute to the field of contemporarypainting by harnessing the unpredictability of external forces and exploring their transformative effects on the materiality of paintand the course of the painterly process. By deliberately introducing events and processes beyond her control, Levering allows a certain disruption of both media and process to takeplace; a disruption characterised by naturally occurring elementsof addition, subtraction, accumulation and dissolution.

The introduction of such forces minimises subjective gesture and Levering herself describes as 'phenomenological transitional processes'. As such, Levering's works become the site of contact between the intention of the artistic process and the random, spontaneous nature of elements external to that process, with the result that Levering succeeds in documenting a dialogue between artist and nature that serves to draw out new connections in the viewer's experience.

Levering's work is held in private collections in both New Zealand and overseas, and she has exhibited in both solo and group shows in New Zealand and the Netherlands.

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