Kristen Pobatschnig: Artist | Dancer | Clothing Designer

Kristen Pobatschnig brings her painting "Messier 15" to life in her choreography to Panda Bear's "Ponytail". With dancers Danielle Pearson and Miho Ogawa of Tahoe Dance School.
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Movement and Light

Abstract Paintings of Kristen Pobatschnig

Gallery: Seeing Space

Visualizing Energy. Abstract acrylic paintings by Kristen Pobatschnig

The Rainbow: A Collaboration Between Sun and Water 36"x48"
2,875.00

"The Rainbow: A Collaboration Between Sun and Water" explores spacial suspension, color and depth. This is a mixed media painting on canvas with layers of resin between paint. Significant depth is achieved by layering resin, and the final finish is high-gloss. Bits of gold leaf are mixed in the paint as well for added texture. 

36"x48" mixed media on canvas. 2018.

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The Light That Can Be Heard

In Sami language, the Northern Lights are called “Guovssahas”, which translates to “The Light that Can Be Heard”. Acrylic paint, ink, powdered pigments and resin make up this mixed media painting. Powdered pigments give the illusion the lights dance across the sky like moving sand.

24"x48", painted 2" edges, wire backing and ready to hang.

Messier 15
4,500.00

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.

40x40 Canvas Reproduction Available.

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Alchemy 36"x24"
1,500.00

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. 30”x20"” canvas reproduction available.

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Shinrin-Yoku
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Original Painting by Kristen Pobatschnig.

Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It is the medicine of simply being in the forest. The energy of the healing forest is captured through illustrating vibration, cascading through the trees.

Acrylic on Canvas, 36”x24” with 2” painted edges. Wired and ready to hang. 2019 Kristen Pobatschnig

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Starry Night 20x40"
1,500.00

"Starry Night" consists of two panels each measuring 20x20". These began as abstract paintings, and evolved into representational works. The lake is a reflection of the sky, and dots represent the ever changing and elusive moonlight. These are painted on canvas, and mounted on birch panel. The 2" edges are stained a mahogany color and polyurethaned. The canvases are finished with a gloss varnish. Wire backing and ready to hang.

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Moonshadow
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“Moonshadow” is representational of Sand Harbor, located on Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, NV. Dots represent the changing light of night. Painted 1.5” edges, varnished and wire backing.

Acrylic on canvas. 2019 Kristen Pobatschnig

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The Lake at Dusk
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I find the energy of Lake Tahoe always offers a surreal, mystic experience. Capturing movement and energy at dusk, this painting combines abstract work with a splash of realism. This is the first of many Tahoe-inspired paintings to come. 

Measures 24"x36" with 1.5" painted edges. Varnished and ready to hang with wire backing. 16”x24” canvas reproduction available.

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In Bloom 48"x36"
3,100.00

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.

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Art of Tahoe - a glimpse into my latest series
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Art of Lake Tahoe

Paintings by Kristen Pobatschnig