Anna Matola has found a particularly unique form of expression for her impressive creative potential: she sculpts with clay, ceramic, porcelain.
Anna Matola is interested in people, their diversity, their faces and their characters that are found in different places in everyday life: in the subway, at the movies, on a park bench, in the queue in front of a museum, at the weekly market.
To illustrate the human characters and behavior, which she observed in these situations, she mainly uses elements from the animal world. The animal, as a impressive visual transformer. Immediately it brings the expression of the hidden human aspects, of its character in a simple and understandable way. Especially in the presentation of her hybrid figures, half human, half animal, we impressively experience the associated identities.
With her sculptures, Anna Matola confronts us with the core question of personal identity and what it constitutes. How do we define our identity anyway? Through our memory, our consciousness, socially or simply through our biology?