Kristen Pobatschnig: Artist | Dancer | Clothing Designer
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" 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.
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, 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.
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.
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" 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.
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.
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.
Art of Lake Tahoe
Paintings by Kristen Pobatschnig