Anja Schwoerer "Untitled" 38"x34" 2001 bleach on fabric
Schwoerer's painting is hand intensive, reductive, additive and evocative. All the afore mentioned are elements used by good painters. Her process of dying the fabrics of her paintings via a batik method using bleach on velvet or linen is not new, however, the application of this technique in her hands yields extraordinary results. Her statement "making ornaments to express the indescribable" is an apt description of her process based painting that is infused with a mystics eye for the sublime.