Anne Vagt

Anne Vagt (*1978 in Lübeck) is an artist and illustrator based in Hamburg. She studied at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg where she graduated with a diploma in illustration in 2008. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the MFA program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2008-09), and a project grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for New York City (2010). From 2009 to 2014, Anne was a member of the drawing collective Spring. Further collaborations include installations, wall paintings, and performance. Anne has shown her work internationally e.g. in Hamburg, Berlin, Bologna, Copenhagen, Paris, Shanghai, Miami, and Minneapolis.

Anne Vagt’s works are dominated by an associative artistic method. Her drawings and collages often show an aura of marginalia. However, these apparently carelessly used words and signs refer to profound artistic dialogues and examinations. They give evidence to a complex and often scrutinized (mental) state-of-mind.

Her abstract compositions are influenced by synesthesia: formal, sonic and conceptual associations merge into visual metaphors dealing with subtlety and dullness, knowledge and anxiety, fragility and ferocity, humor and despair.


About Anne’s edition for leikela:

Spielfeld 2G

2G is the picture number seven of the series called Spielfelder #2 (2015). The series consists of twentyone drawings (2Ato2U, fineliner and watercolor, each 31 x 30 cm), which are back-printed with works of watercolor by the set designer Caspar Neher (1897-1962). At the back of 2G there is a sketch of a scene of Shakespeare’s Coriolan (1925, pen with watercolors, 15,5 x 25,2 cm).

Spielfelder are a geometrical composition of lines and color fields painted in watercolors. They appear as classical board games. The symmetrical forms are organized in square frames. The colors suggest the inherence of a specific game idea; whereas a reference to rules of the game does not exist. As a matter of fact, the series Spielfelder does not rely on a specific play process, but is composed intuitively, in a sense based on inner logic. Title and appearance suggest though that there should be an instruction to every Spielfeld, at least theoretically. However, in fact, endless ways of playing or interpretations are possible. Interpretation remains the game.


Other works:

Baumdiagramm Idee

2014, Marker and Acrylic on Canvas, 200 x 140 cm

Earth Wind and Fire

2015, Marker, Acrylic, Collage on Canvas, 200 x 200 cm



2016, Marker on Canvas, 100 x 70 cm

Passivity Center

2014, Marker, Acrylic, Collage on Canvas, 200 x 140 cm

Spielfeld 2D

2015, Fineliner and Aquarelle on Paper, 31 x 30 cm

Spielfeld 2I

2015, Fineliner and Aquarelle on Paper, 31 x 30 cm


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