DISCOVER THE ARTIST

Anna Karen is a painter , inspired by Japanese culture , traditional and modern. She practices classical painting, but also digital illustration .

Her contemplative imagination pushes her to focus on the scenery and landscape, when she's creating a work. Passionate about video games, environmental design ideas abound in her mind.

However, other things affect his creativity: films from Ghibli studios,

his multiple trips to Japan , classical paintings , some anime , etc.

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Her story

Art and creation appealed to Anna from an early age.
Painting and drawing of course, but also the history of Japanese art, since she had the opportunity to study the traditional aesthetics of this country during university, from 2006 to 2008.

But her attraction to Japan had really started in adolescence, with the discovery of two major works in his life:

Final Fantasy VII and Princess Mononoke.


This passion leaves traces in each of her paintings, just like the various trips she was able to make in the land of the rising sun thereafter.

She broadened her influences in the contemplation of Western paintings from the Japanese movement (Klimt, Manet…), not to mention the many modern and contemporary Japanese artists (Yoshitaka Amano, Kawase Hasui, Hajime Namiki etc).

And so she began to paint, have fun, and then create her own original paintings


At first, it's just a hobby.

But a real construction is developed, first by setting up a workshop, then by meeting other artists, painters and illustrators.

2013 was the year of his first exhibition, at a convention dedicated to Asia and its
different cultures.

In 2016, she received the french prize from the Conseil Général de Seine-et-Marne at the painting fair in Saint-Mammès.


Many collaborations are emerging, in the artistic field but also in publishing, teaching, decoration and events.

It is the phases of research and the beginnings of a work that transcend her the most,
engage his imagination and make his mind travel.

EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS

Past:


Japan Expo - Parc des expositions, Villepinte, July 4,5,6 and 7, 2018
Japan Expo - Parc des expositions, Villepinte, 5,6,7 and 8 July 2018

Geek Days Lilles - May 26 and 27, 2018

Fantasy Basel - Basel, Switzerland - May 10, 11 and 12, 2018

Geek Days Rouen - exhibition center - April 21 and 22, 2018

Kamo-Con - Dijon Convention Center - March 24 and 25

Made In Asia - Center des Expositions, Brussels, 16, 17 and 18 - March 2018

Japan Tours - Conges Vinci Tours - March 9-10-11

PARIS MANGA - Paris Porte de Versailles - February 3 and 4, 2018

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Japan Touch Lyon - December 2 and 3, 2017

Salon du Fantastique - Paris - November 3, 4 and 5, 2017

Retro Made In Asia - Namur Expo Belgium - October 7 and 8, 2017

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Digital Game Show - Strasbourg -10 and 11 June 2017

JAPAN EXPO -Villepinte Fair - July 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2017

GEEK DAYS (Grand Palais de Lille) 20 and 21 May 2017

FANTASY BASEL (Basel Fair, Switzerland) April 29 to May 1, 2017

MADE IN ASIA fair (Brussels Exhibition Center) on March 3, 4 and 5, 2017

Salon Japanantes on January 28 and 29, 2017

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Exhibition at the "Last Bar before the end of the world" - from October 31 to November 27, 2016

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Salon Anim'Est (Palais des Congrès de Nancy) November 24 and 25, 2016

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Salon d'Automne de la Grande Paroisse November 18 to 20, 2016

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Veneux Art Fair - Les Sablons from November 5 to 13, 2016

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Japan Expo (Villepinte) from July 7 to 10, 2016

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Exhibition at GAME OVER (Nantes) from May 14 to July 2, 2016

Grand Salon de l'Art Affordable de la Bellevilloise (19-21 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris) from May 27 to 29, 2016

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Saint Mammès Painting Salon April 20 to 27, 2016

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Exhibition at "l'Encre de Cthulhu" (6 Rue Dugommier, 75012 Paris) from March 5 to April 1, 2016

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Galerie Metanoia (Paris) December 19, 2015 to January 9, 2016

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ART TO PLAY (Nantes Exhibition Center) November 21 and 22, 2015

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TGS (Toulouse Exhibition Center) November 28 and 29, 2015

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Japan Expo (Parc des expositions, Villepintes) July 2 to 6, 2015

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Geekopolis (Porte de Versailles, Paris) on May 23 and 24, 2015

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Made in Asia (Parc des Expositions, Brussels) from March 13 to 15, 2015

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Polymanga (Montreux, Switzerland) from April 3 to 6, 2015

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Perray-en-Yvelines Arts Fair - February 28 to March 8, 2015

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Japan Tours Festival from February 20 to 22, 2015

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Japanantes (Nantes) on January 17 and 18, 2015

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Gallery "la Maison Félix" (Montigny le Bretonneux) from December 6 to 14, 2014

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Bastille creation market on November 29, 2014

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Anim'est (Nancy) on November 8 and 9, 2014

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Fantastic film fair (Rouen), from October 24 to 26, 2014

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Automatus exhibition (Paris 5th) April 17, 2014 to August 30, 2014

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Japan Expo (Villepinte) from July 2 to 6, 2014

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Made in Asia (Brussels) on March 14, 15 and 16, 2014

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Anim'EST show (Nancy) on November 23 and 24, 2013