ArtistAnna Hoppel
MediumOil on Linen
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About the Art

What the artist saysCreated using a photograph taken during a school trip to Athens as reference, “Erechtheion” depicts the classic architecture of the Greek temple on the Acropolis and how it reacts to the sunlight.
Why we like itAnna uses light and shadow to depict a delightful contrast between the classicism of her subject and the contemporary swathes of color blocked and painterly abstraction.
Where we hang itThis piece would also make a great addition to any gallery wall but hang it anywhere you might need a fix for your wanderlust.

About the Artist

Anna Hoppel

Anna Hoppel is a visual artist based in Philadelphia. She is currently attending the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, pursuing a BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History. She’s experienced in a variety of traditional and digital media and is interested in exploring visual imagery as a method of communication and the relationship between fine arts, academic research, and design. Anna co-founded a graphic design and social media marketing startup, Mixbie LLC. She is also an Exhibition Intern at the Penn Museum, a Marketing Assistant and artist member at Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA), and a member of the ICA student board.

Anna uses painting as a means of subjective ethnographic study, an exploration of place formed from her own perceptual experiences. Her subjects include urban landscape, interiors, portraits, and invented exploration of subconscious – often combined in a single piece, and always including thresholds. She works primarily from direct observation of life but also experiments with memory, sketches, photography, and invention, which she considers mediated forms of observation.

“Place is a medium for me to explore subject matter such as my own subconscious; the people and institutions around me; and emotional states such as grief, love, betrayal, and rebirth.”

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