Biography  
个人简介

Born in Liverpool, England (1964). BFA (1986) and MA (1991) Fine Art degrees, Oxford University; Postgraduate Printmaking Diploma (1988), Central School of Art, London; Honorary Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford University; elected member of Royal Academy of Arts (RA). Exhibits internationally. Over 40 awards (including Rome Scholarship in Printmaking) in Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, Italy, Russia and USA. Has works in museum collections worldwide. Over 40 solo shows include four museum retrospectives. Commissions include engravings for British Museum; National Gallery; British Library and Royal Mint. Author of seven books on printmaking and drawing. Editor of Printmaking Today (1998–2013). Lives and works in London. Curated historic exhibition: Scene through Wood: A Century of Modern Wood Engraving at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2020) and touring.

1964年生于英国利物浦。牛津大学美术学士(1986年)和硕士(1991年);伦敦中央圣马丁学院版画研究生文凭(1988年);牛津大学伍斯特学院荣誉院士;当选为皇家艺术学院(RA)院士。曾举办国际展览。在巴西、英国、保加利亚、加拿大、芬兰、意大利、俄罗斯和美国等地获得40多个奖项(包括罗马版画奖学金)。作品被世界各地的博物馆收藏。超过40个个展,包括四个博物馆回顾展。委托作品包括为大英博物馆、国家美术馆、大英图书馆和皇家造币厂制作的版画。著有七本关于版画和绘画的书籍。《今日版画》杂志主编(1998-2013)。生活和工作在伦敦。2020年,策划了在牛津阿什莫林博物馆举办的历史性的展览:《镌木成象:百年木口木刻回顾展》。
 

Statement  
创作声明

Anne Desmet RA is an established artist-printmaker specializing in wood engravings, linocuts and mixed-media collage. The focus of her work shifts between Italy (where she lived in 1989–90) and England (where she lives now). The discovery of ancient Roman ruins, medieval churches and Baroque facades co-existing with the TV aerials and busy traffic in the modern city of Rome was a significant experience and has influenced her work ever since. Her prints are topographical but reflect the effects of changing light, weather and time passing. Her work suggests the slow passage of time with cycles of construction and decay. She is also concerned with architectural fantasies and histories of urban destruction and regeneration such as the biblical Tower of Babel, Italy’s Mount Vesuvius and the Great Fire of London. She aims to convey ideas of human aspiration, humour and folly through the architectural forms she depicts, as well as their solidity and apparent timelessness, whilst also suggesting their impermanence and vulnerability.  

安妮.黛丝米特(皇家艺术学院院士)是一位成熟的版画艺术家,擅长木口木刻版画、凸版和混合媒体拼贴画。她的工作主要在意大利(1989-90年居住地)和英国(现今居住地)。在现代罗马城中,她发现了古罗马废墟、中世纪教堂和巴洛克外墙与电视天线和繁忙的交通的共存性。这是一次重要的经历,并从此影响了她的创作。她的版画是地形画,反映了变化的光线、天气和时间流逝的影响。她的作品暗示了时间的缓慢流逝和建筑与腐朽的循环。她还关注建筑幻想和城市破坏与重建的历史,如圣经中的巴别塔、意大利的维苏威火山和伦敦大火。她的目的是通过她所描绘的建筑形式传达人类的渴望、幽默和愚蠢,以及它们的坚固性和明显的永恒性,同时也暗示了它们的无常和脆弱。

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