Some of Anna Meyer's oil sketches and paintings show interior views of public places, such as waiting rooms, changing rooms, swimming pools. Most of them, however, are views of Viennese suburbs, of the German enclave of Büsingen on the northern Swiss border, as well as of two extensive journeys to Sicily and to the Adriatic coast of Slovenia.
Mayer plays a virtuoso game with the figuration. She directs her attention to the peripheral, to suburban industrial areas, to human living space cluttered with technical and industrial paraphernalia, revealing them in a most seductive, painterly way. “The industrial containers are royal blue, industrial blue, mustard yellow, and vermilion—there is an incredible number of them, and from a distance they look like toy cubes, but from up close like industrial containers weighing tons. Today they were reflected in the puddles, and the sun was laughing at them. It was like walking on an huge painter's palette.” (Anna Meyer in a letter dated January 1993)
In collaboration with Kunstverein Schaffhausen.