Annette Back

With an undying love for colors and a singular passion for creating something unique, Annette Back has successfully emerged on the art scene to share her unique perspective. Her ideology is simple: You can find beauty in the smallest of things and use it as a source of happiness. She channels her inner joy into her artwork, finding depth in even the smallest of things.

While growing up in Frankfurt, Germany, Back first explored her artistic abilities when she was just 14. At the age of 17, she shifted to the U.S. with her family, where her creative calling made here discover the School of Visual Arts in NYC and successfully complete a degree in Fine Arts. Years of dedication have transformed her into an artist who produces exemplary original paintings that speak volumes about her broad perspective and mature skills.

Back’s style of painting is refreshing. She loves playing with a palette of vibrant hues and bold, fearless brush strokes. Her art pieces are accentuated with natural or man-made textures and patterns. She integrates photos and texts into her paintings and experiments with diverse techniques, lines, and shades. According to Back, experimentation is the key to making masterpieces.

After enjoying a rewarding career in the design industry and gaining extensive experience as a Creative Director, Back is all set to leave a bigger impact on Fine Arts. Her clients’ praise is a testament to that. Her attention-to-detail and reliable nature ensure an outpouring of compliments from her clients, who are thrilled with her paintings.
She has potential, determination, and a unique vision of the world; all these qualities are a testament to the fact that Back is an artist on the verge of greatness. Annette Back’s vision of a successful artist is someone who spreads joy through their artwork, and she is certainly aiming to become one such artist!


Portfolio:

Abstract Circles

Layers of circles and lines are explored in this series of paintings.
Mixed media & oil on canvas.

In Dreams - 44x16"
Horizon - 40x30"
Space - 24x24"

Overwhelmed “Overwhelmed”

Size: 14 inches wide x 18 inches high on a gallery style canvas (3/4 inch thick).

This painting was started December 2019 completely unplanned, with just a few circles of extra paint on the canvas while working on another piece. I few days later, I randomly added more dots. A few days after that, I connected the dots with lines. Much to my surprise, a head viewed from the back appeared. I followed my inner voice and added words, more circles, textures and colors. This painting emerged. I call it "Overwhelmed". It was finished at the beginning of Covid Times.

Conceptual Abstracts

Dancers “Dancers”

30 inches wide x 30 inches high on a gallery style canvas (1 1/2 inch thick).
Inspired by a video of dancing figures, it is expressing the action of movement and flow.

I See You “I See You”

24 inches wide x 30 inches high on a gallery style canvas (1 1/2 inch thick).

At first I was inspired by the simple beauty of the physical eye and iris. While I was working on it though, I was thinking about the deeper meaning of the eye and what it does. The phrase “I See You” does not only describe the action of seeing, it also implies understanding/acknowledging another person. I decided to juxtapose the visual with those words. In one place however, I changed the words to “Do you see me?”. We focus so much on others, being acknowledged and seen ourselves is often not deemed important, it is a quiet and timid question.

I Think Therefore I am “I Think Therefore I am”

36 inches wide x 36 inches high on a gallery style canvas (1 1/2 inch thick).

This painting was started mid February 2020. The background lets newspaper articles shine through. It is juxtaposed with a pensive and thoughtful silhouette of a woman. I wanted to show how we get bombarded with information on a daily basis and how in one moment we can have all different thoughts and emotions.

Slumber “Slumber”

8 inches wide x 24 inches high on a gallery style canvas (3/4 inch thick).

I am Woman “I am Woman”

12 inches wide x 30 inches high ( each), on a gallery style canvas (2 inch thick). Set of Three.

Reflecting “Reflecting”

30 inches wide x 20 inches high on a gallery style canvas (1 1/2 inch thick).

This painting is titled "Reflecting". Reflecting is actually represented twofold. The background texture consists of scripted hand lettering suggesting thinking about the past and the sunglasses (pasted mirror paper) that actually reflects to the viewer and looks forward (into the future).

Figures

Combing Hair (Homage to Degas) “Combing Hair (Homage to Degas)”

22 inches wide x 28 inches high on a gallery style canvas (1 1/2 inch thick).

Love Remembered “Love Remembered”

36 inches wide x 36 inches high on a gallery style canvas (1 1/2 inch thick).

A woman's figure crouched and burying her head in her arms. The figure is painted in a loose style using palette knives and brushes in grey, blue and pink tones offset by and aqua colored background.

Safe “Safe”

20 inches wide x 40 inches high on a gallery style canvas (1 1/2 inch thick).

A mother is stepping forward holding a baby in her arms. The figure is painted in a loose style using palette knives and brushes. The background color is aqua and the figure is painted in gentle yellow tones with gold highlights.

Moving On “Moving On”

20 inches wide x 40 inches high on a gallery style canvas (1 1/2 inch thick).

Stillness “Stillness”

20 inches wide x 40 inches high on a gallery style canvas (1 1/2 inch thick).