Photographic illustrations

There never seems to be enough time to make all I want to make !

With my photography, I try to illustrate an idea by building a setting that corresponds in one way or another with the initial idea, what happens after I put the initial setting in place hopefully goes further the a “simple” illustration of an idea. And I like the idea of sometimes having an idea imposed on me and then trying to re-appropriate it and illustrate in my own way. In those cases it is a challenge to go beyond the juxtaposing of elements in a setting. I might have a certain idea which elements put together rationally express a certain idea, but simply building by putting those elements together hardly ever gives a good result. I need to get into that state where one small irrational decision makes the boring setting that does not work into a “world” that does work. But I do think that in general the boundaries between illustration and art are often blurred.

I am inspired by life, history, science fiction, future visions of any kind, my own past, cities, light, longing, long runs through the suburbs of Berlin, transient spaces, highways, the night, music, ...

What drives my work is a fascination with the rapid changes of the world we are living in. In general, my work combines nostalgia with longing, dreams with nightmares. I am fascinated by the “darker” side of our society, by things that are not apparent, but are lurking beneath the surface of the obvious. I try to show in my pictures the things that I feel are there but not readily visible to the casual observer. The “weirdness” of things fascinates me, those parts of society that are usually glossed over, and those that are not accessible to me.

Anne Michaux

Portrait Anne Michaux

born 1971 in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Studies in Luxembourg and Bruxelles

Exhibitions, Publications, Awards

2010 Neon Chocolate Gallery, Berlin Solo exhibition "New Phoenix"
2010 48 STUNDEN NEUKÖLLN, Berlin 12. Kunst- und Kuturfestival
2010 Offene Ateliers Marzahn, Berlin MP43
2010 Fotobiennale BIP, Liège Group exhibition
2010 Affordable Art Fair (AAF), Brussels Groupe exhibition at stand G5 of Leslie's Artgallery
2010 CNA Dudelange, Luxembourg Portfolio Night
2010 Rotes Rathaus, Berlin 5 Luxemburger Fotografen (Lange Nacht der Museen)
2009 Espace G, Strasbourg, France Group exhibition "UN PEU DE LUX ..."
2009 Maison du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg, Berlin Group exhibition "Fotos zum Thema Berlin (be Berlin)"
2009 Online art magazine area-zinc, Madrid Featured artist in issue No 7, 02/2009
2009 Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, Luxembourg Participation au Portfolio Night
2008 Blurb, ArtBook of Leslie's Artgallery Featured Artist
2008 The House of Tate Online Art Magazine Featured Artist; Issue 9
2008 Leslie's Artgallery, Bridel, Luxembourg "do not entertain us"; solo exhibition
2008 Galeria Paola Verrengia, Salerno, Italy Group exhibition "Play Again"
2008 no knock room, contemporary art portal Présentation photoillustrations
2007 - 2008 WILDE GALLERY, Berlin Group exhibition SOMEWHERE ELSE
2007 Fotonoviembre, Tenerife, Espagne IX Biennalle internationale de photographie
2007 Leslie's Artgallery, Bridel, Luxembourg "Big Dawn"; solo exhibition
2007 Strangefruits, art design portal Publication
2007 Roundabout - Refreshing Art, Rotonde 2 Bonnevoie Luxembourg, European Capital of Culture 2007
2006 Shining magazine Publication
2006 IKB Bank, Kirchberg, Luxembourg Lauréate du prix d'encouragement IKB
2006 Mooncruise magazine Publication
2006 Leslie's Artgallery, Bridel, Luxembourg Solo exhibition
2006 Fotoshop, Berlin Solo exhibition
2006 ouchmyeye, Seattle, USA Présentation photos
2005 KM5, Ibiza Exhibition
2005 Berliner Kunstprojekt, Berlin Group exhibition
2005 Wohnzimmer, Berlin Exhibition
2004 Fotoshop, Berlin Guest artist
2003 FotoNoviembre Biennial, Teneriffe Biennale photographique à Santa Cruz
2002 Engler Piper Galerie, Berlin "Domestic Ambition"; exhibition with Dirk Edwin Krechting
2002 Sophie-Gips Höfe, Berlin "Internal Affairs"; exhibition with Dirk Edwin Krechting