Natascha Schmitten, born 1984, has taken her own position in the field of contemporary abstraction, based on a sophisticated painting technique. Schmitten works with more or less dense glazes that partially overlap. Unusual and effective in the interplay with the glaze technique is the use of translucent nylon as support, on which transparent ink, oil and acrylic paints are worked with a sparing choice of colors. Light, transparency and movement determine her painting. Depending on the viewing angle, the picture impression changes noticeably. The stretcher on the wall shines through on the painted side and connects the real space with the illusionistic.
Dr. Heidi Brunnschweiler
In the course of the painting process, different fractal areas and levels emerge in the pictorial space, partly created by the artist and partly from random moments that are suitable for her composition. Thus, despite the delicate, translucent sections in her paintings, a dramatic polyphony emerges, reminiscent of symphonic music.
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