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Into the Open III

Painting
$ 4,400

Egg Tempera on Canvas

This collection, titled Into the Open, showcases a synthesis of artistic techniques, predominantly employing self-made egg tempera alongside an array of graphic tools, chalk, and pens. The nuanced gray tones within the series emerge from a fusion of colors, resulting in a visually rich and textured palette. The entire series aims to liberate itself from preconceived notions, intentions, and concepts. It serves as a visual manifestation of a Zen-like ambiance β€” an exploration marked by a deliberate reduction of color and a profound immersion into the uncharted and the open.

Central to the composition of this painting is a poignant depiction of a hand, delicately drawn in the midst of an intricate interplay. One hand descends while another faintly ascends, evoking a symbolic encounter reminiscent of Michelangelo's iconic portrayal. However, in this reinterpretation, the meeting, or perhaps the deliberate avoidance, of hands serves as a deliberate citation β€” a memory explored and reimagined in a fresh context within the painting.

Size: 51 x 39 inches

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β€œAs an abstract painter, I am not so much interested in a real-world image as I want to bring reflections and feelings into my work.”
-Petra Schott
Petra Schott

About the Artist

Petra Schott

Petra Schott is an abstract painter whose art revolves around states of mind, longings, and memories. The artistβ€”who had a long career as a lawyer and judge before dedicating herself to artβ€”delicately creates colorful representations of nostalgia, freedom, and human relationships. Schott has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, and the Czech Republic.


Current Exhibition

Echoes of Being

Group Show
April 12 - May 28

Tappan
8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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Into the Open III
Into the Open III$ 4,400