Charlotta Janssen

Featured Artist

Charlotta Janssen is a German-American visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been shown around the world in locations such as New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Shanghai. Her exhibit “Threads of a Story, History Inspiring Art,” comprised of 82 canvases inspired by mugshots of the 1961 Freedom Riders, is currently on view in Nashville Tennessee. Of the collection, she says, “In 2010 the Freedom Riders took ahold of me. Mug shots that had preserved the reciprocity of confrontation – being confronted by injustice whilst confronting it for its injustice drew me in. Intuitively I added collage to convey a feeling for the time and the severity of the moment these images were taken, creating a context of noise and music.”

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