Art of Kristen Pobatschnig

Kinetic Sculptures and Abstract Paintings

“Finding Light in the Shadow” Installation for    Trails and Vistas    2019

“Finding Light in the Shadow” Installation for Trails and Vistas 2019

A glimpse into Kristen Pobatschnig's inspiration for making Mobile Sculptures
“Bees in the Lavender” kinetic sculpture measuring 36”x20”x20”, 2019 Kristen Pobatschnig

“Bees in the Lavender” kinetic sculpture measuring 36”x20”x20”, 2019 Kristen Pobatschnig

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Movement and Light

Abstract Paintings of Kristen Pobatschnig

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.

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.

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

"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.

Messier 15

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.

Alchemy

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.

Poppies Outside Emerald City

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Poppies Outside Emerald City”

Available in canvas prints.

Sounds of Autumn - Canvas Reproduction

Sounds of Autumn was created for the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust’s Art Celebrates Place, to benefit land conservation in the upper Saco Valley region in New Hampshire and Maine.

Sounds of Summer - Canvas Reproduction

Sounds of Summer was created for the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust’s Art Celebrates Place, to benefit land conservation in the Upper Saco Valley region of New Hampshire and Maine.

Shinrin-Yoku

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

Starry Night

The original artwork "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.

Moonshadow

“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

The Lake at Dusk

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.

Heavenly

"Heavenly" Acrylic on Canvas. This painting explores and emphasizes light and geometry to reveal a delicate, ethereal nature. This piece was inspired by the magic of Lake Tahoe. Representative of nature, “Heavenly” also reflects the cosmos.

48”x 48”. Completed in 2018, varnished and ready to hang with wire backing.

In Bloom 48"x36"

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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Repurposed Pay Phone Box - An exploration in the third dimension with painted plexiglass and mirror

Repurposed Pay Phone Box - An exploration in the third dimension with painted plexiglass and mirror

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

Paintings by Kristen Pobatschnig