Christine Mottau’s new abstract oil paintings are based on chakra meditation theory. The show represents a turn inward. The recent oil paintings distinctive interest in color and light captures swirling psychic energy with luminous reds, shimmering purples and searing greens, using a unique glazing technique. Mottau layers translucent colors to construct an immersive sense of form and depth. With little discernible brushwork, each abstraction appears ephemeral, evocative of transitory images coming into consciousness.
Throughout her work, Mottau aims to portray a sense of beauty that can emotionally connect with viewers in an increasingly chaotic world. Particularly at a time when it seems like conflict is an inescapable part of everyday life, Mottau’s paintings create a necessary space of tranquility and gesture toward individual and collective transcendence.