Film Stills

In my photo-montages, I explore the dark and suspenseful world of human emotion. I like to create environments that instigate something is going on but leave a lot unsolved. In these "film stills", I like to feel like a cameraman who  stages unresolved narratives, using space as a psychological metaphor of alienation, strangeness or fear. I use contrasts, 'inside' and 'outside' close up's and faraway's, play with light and dark, to emphasize the 'narrative of spaces'. Inspiration comes from Dostojewski, Ibsen, Bergman and Hitchcock.

 

"Led by my passion for theater and the human soul I use photo-montage to stage unresolved narratives of fear and alienation, irresolute desire, and tension between people."

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From Art to Empowerment: How Women Can Develop Artistic Voice

 

February 6, 2020

Annette Luycx

 

My hands-on workbook for self-discovery through artistic expression just came out! It is available on Amazon, Archway and Barnes & Noble as a print copy and as an e-book.

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Empowerment-Women-Develop-Artistic/dp/1480884960/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=luycx&qid=1582377642&sr=8-1

 

 

It describes the method I have developed over 20 years of working with women in art education. It helps women to look inward, find inspiration in personal experiences and generate their own themes, images and symbols, ultimately discovering what is meaningful to them and learning to express that visually. In the book I lead women through a step-by-step process using self-reflective thinking, visualizing, journaling, and other creative practices. It starts with explaining how to find a personal story that you can use for your art-making and it ends with advice to organize your final exhibition, in order to share your artwork with friends and family.

 

The book has twenty-four practical fun exercises and twelve art assignments that guide you to develop your artistic voice: that unique way of art-making that is so characteristic of who you are, your own style! This book will expand your artistic ability and self-awareness as you work in collage on an issue of personal interest.

I am not me

2012