Anna Sibel is a Peruvian American artist, born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Graduating from Parsons with a BFA in Photography, she quickly learned how to include her everyday street documentation into her Fine Art practices.
Inspired by the artists of the past she explores all types of mediums; focusing and challenging the idea of “beauty,” she finds inspiration where others rarely choose to explore, the ignored, abandoned, and forgotten. In her work you will see that she is influenced by time, culture, politics, philosophy and poetry.
“Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty. That is all Ye know on Earth, and all ye need to know.”
" These strong words composing the final lines of “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” by John Keats, convey his idea of a simple definition of beauty. For Keats, all things must first be seen in their beauty if their truth is to be also seen. Making the point that there is beauty in truth, no matter how horrifying or magnificent the reality or subject may be."
"I use and practice many different mediums- such as acrylic, spray and oil paint, pastels, charcoal, sculpture, collage, and photography. I do not enjoy being restrictive during my artistic process; each idea manifests its own individual style as it takes its form.
I enjoy the outdoors - chasing natural light, exploring different cultures, social behaviors, cities and human interactions. I observe and recreate; what I see, what I feel and what I'm thinking - turn into a physical, visual experience."