My Story | MyColorfulGrays
 

About

My story

My name is Anne and I’m a painter of s different kind.

My work is mostly about light and a systematic use of colors.

I work mainly with black and white and then introduce one or two additional colors. I use colors to create beauty as I see it. Sometimes my colors do not fit the “real” color of the objects, but to me, they all looks the same. The shades of my blues look the same as the shades of my grays. 

 

Why is that, you ask? Well, here’s the thing, I can’t see very well. Legally speaking I’m blind.

I’m also a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sibling, a friend, an active member of my community and a painter. I just paint things as I see them, which is not the same way most people do.

 

I was born with a condition called Achromatopsia, which results in color-blindness, extreme sensitivity to light and low vision.
 

Sometimes diversity comes from differences of opinions and sometimes, as in my case, it comes from physical differences. While my vision may be impaired, my aim is strong and clear - I strive to convey a universal message, which is that limitations can be overcome. So, in the spirit of turning lemons into lemonade, I invite you to take a stroll in my gallery, look around and pick the one that appeals to you the most.

Exhibitions

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Beginnings

Lotem Winery, Lotem, Israel

2017

Colorful Greys

Studio G6, Cape Town, SA

Group Exhibitions

2018

Self-expression

Artists Gallery, Karmiel, Israel

2018

Brushes with Cancer Project

Beit Andromeda, Tel Aviv, Israel

2017

Portraits, curator Ayelet Amorai
Artist Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2017

The Space Between, curator Mari Macdonald
The South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, SA

2016

First Thursday Program, curator Paul Birchall
Alliance Francaise Du Cap, Cape Town, SA

Press

She Sees From Afar, She Sees All
"La-Isha" magazine | written by Dafna Arad | January 7, 2019

                                             

When Anne Schlachter Dagan walks along the beach and looks at the horizon she sees two blocks in different shades – the sky and sea. She hears seagulls’ tweet but can't see them. The surf tickles her toes but she can’t recognize the blue water, or the yellow comfortable chair.

50 Shades of Afro
Maarive daily newspaper | written by Dana Eshel | March 28, 2018

                                             

Anne Schlachter paints with oil on canvas. She paints portraits of African women with stains of color. Mostly blue. Why African women? And why does the hot desert gets cold tones? Anne has a story and it’s fascinating. The artist who waves the brush and creates a rainbow of gray tones is actually color blind.

So what is color blindness? What does it mean?

I am visually impaired. I have a rare genetic syndrome called Achromatopsia that causes me to be very sensitive to light, my vision is poor and I am fully color blind.