Abstract

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle
There is no regularity in Astrid’s paintings, which is reflective of each moment being different to the next. Her self-expression is modulated, refreshed, recalibrated, and changed (moment by moment, day by day). This gives the transitional nature of all things, space to live, breath and evolve in her work.

Astrid embarks on multiple processes, techniques, and mediums only to let them be the ‘guide’ towards a desired result. We are left with the sense that each painting dictates its own final conclusion when her investigations take her to a place of “stillness”

As Picasso once said – “no painting is finished, only abandoned” but a more apt summation is Paul Gardner’s – “A painting is never finished – it simply stops in interesting places.”

Song to a Tree (1) 70x70cm

Song to a Tree (2) 75x75cm

Song to a Tree (3) 62x75cm

Shoes without Feet 75x100cm

Passion in the Landscape (Diptych) 240x80cm

Burning Sun – 154x93cm (SOLD)

Leaves Falling – 122x122cm

Love Patterns and Textures 61x116cm

Not Quite Meeting – 150 x 100cm

Tree Water Reflections 33.5x153cm

I didn’t want to go 80x145cm