Anja Gienger was born in Munich in 1963. After the Abitur, she spent two years in Asia and since 1990, she has taken art classes in painting and drawing with various artists and at the art seminar at Metzingen. During this time, she has experimented widely with different kinds of earth, sand and organic materials. Besides her studies at Metzingen, she made several journeys to Crete and Bali that were dedicated to art. After 2006, she received tuition in Japanese Ink Painting from Katharina Shepherd –Kobel and Zen Calligraphy from Dokko-An Kokugyo Kuwahara.
According to the artistic self-understanding of Anja Gienger, abstract paintings create themselves on the basis of the personal world of the artist in context with her subjective memory of the past and with her own vision of the coming, of the resting in the now and of experiencing the moment. Thus the artist believes that always the relativity of time shines through in her art, as a flash of the moment so to speak, which grows from past experiences, imagined or dreamt-of future times. In a certain sense her paintings finds themselves beyond time as an always present. In that transcendental sense, Anja Gienger uses the medium of painting in order to make visible non-verbal levels of being. Thereby she is moved by impulses of colours and forms, surfaces and lines which she condenses in unmistakable compositions and which reflect the beauty of the imperfect as an expression of her own subjective aesthetics.
Anja Gienger so far has mainly exhibited in the German speaking countries, but is now spreading out with LDXArtodrome Gallery to a worldwide representation of her unique works.