Ann Veronica Janssens was born in Folkstone (U.K.) in 1956. She lives and works in Brussels.
Ann Veronica Janssens is a Belgian artist whose main focus is to investigate the perception of reality by dematerializing it through various means, primarily light. Since the late 1980s, Janssens has in fact developed an artistic practice based on light, colour and natural optical phenomena. The artist is always experimenting with the distinctive features of carefully chosen materials (glass, mirrors, aluminium, artificial fog) shapes and light, making them interact with our perception of reality, to create a recurrent vocabulary of minimalistic motifs and beautiful colours.
Her conscious use of light is driven by the desire to show reality in a different and unusual way. Ann Veronica does not try to grasp the impalpable but instead chooses to experiment with its multiple forms and expressions. For her, art consists not of an object in itself but in the experience that the object is able to activate in its viewer. The sculpture becomes a place of perception. Consequently, the tools and the palette of her works are in constant change: they depend on the sensation and the experience perceived by each viewer. In this way, sculpture is not the object of perception – it is perception that becomes sculpture. Ann Veronica Janssens seeks to increase our awareness of these fleeting sensory phenomena, yet the journey is always unpredictable and extremely personal.