Gallery: Seeing Space
Inspired by Movement, Sound and Light. Original Paintings by Kristen Pobatschnig
Messier 15, 48”x48”, layers of acrylic, resin, iridescent powder pigments, and ink. Layers of iridescent powder pigment in between the resin give this piece a 3-D feel when viewing in person. The powder pigments also give a hologram effect; the colors change depending on which angle you are looking at it. Painted 2” edges. Wired backing and ready to hang.
Completed in 2018 in partnership with the Astronomy Department of Carthage College, where students obtained and supplied data from Kitt Peak Observatory. Using astro-imaging software, I manipulated layers of data, to eventually arrive at my own interpretation, exploring the “human factor” in data representation. I wanted to convey a warmth that we often don’t often associate with the mysterious, dark and desolate cosmos. Messier 15 is one of the oldest star clusters in our galaxy, so the warm palette was appropriate.
Static Electricity buzzes with energy while it explores elements of suspension and movement. As an artist, I enjoy capturing and depicting energy; what can’t we see with human vision? Visible light is just a fraction of energy we see on the electromagnetic spectrum, which leads me to further explore the vast possibilities of colors in space. This painting was created in an Abstract Expressionist approach; many layers of paint were applied with the canvas flat on the floor, utilizing acrylic inks and paint. Protected with a gloss medium.
Original painting measures 36"x48", with a white edge wooden frame.
Combining layers of pointillism and abstract expressionism, Alchemy is meant to capture a fragment of energy while uplifting the viewer with it's warm palette.
“Alchemy” 36x24” acrylic on canvas.
Mirroring the cosmos, reef life, and a blossoming flower, In Bloom represents the light and mystery of the night sky. Painted flat on the floor with layers of washes of paint give this piece a watercolor-feel. "In Bloom" Acrylic on Canvas, this piece measures 48"x36" with painted 2" edges.