Anna-Belén Meyer regards the African continent as a strong source of inspiration for the themes she treats in her abstract as well as figurative compositions. She attributes a certain creative and spiritual potential to it, which she uses in her own expressive works. 

In her figurative series of works on old sailcloth, Belén deals with the history of the city of Hamburg, as it is historically very closely linked to Africa through its trading and port activities. At the same time, the artist also processes personal aspects of her Hanseatic origins in the works. Her abstract compositions, inspired by African landscapes, are characterised by the special structure and texture of the surfaces. Belén values the creative process as much as the end result.

Her new works are emotional and imply self-reflection on the part of both the artist and the viewer. The search for the self is a central focus of her works, from which the wonderful landscapes of soul emerge. Abstraction allows her to transfer invisible and yet profound emotions to the canvas. What is normally reserved for the spritual level is thus made visible to the physical eyes.

"In order to reach self-awareness you need to look behind the façade of your own mind, emotions and modes of thoughts. The play of front and back in my paintings is a stylistic device to show that it is worth taking a look behind one's own façade." (Belén, 2022)

During her time at the St. Blasien College, she specialised in art and has been creatively active ever since. After her debut in 2020 at the Melbye-Konan Gallery, the artist has also exhibited internationally. One of her works was selected to be exhibited at the Institut Français (Hamburg) on the occasion of its 70th anniversary in Germany.