Monday, August 24, 2009

acrylic paints

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

ABSTRACT, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran
12 x 9, acrylic on canvas, 2008

My paintings vibrate with color and detail. While working on paintings that are these detailed and colorful, I become so immersed in the work that applying paint becomes a meditative process through which I strive to achieve balance amidst chaos. The colors and designs arise spontaneously and reflect my interest in tribal and aboriginal art, specifically in the act of storytelling through nonrepresentational means. My abstract paintings are very process-oriented and carry a spiritual meaning related to the mystery of existence and a reverence for the unfolding process of life.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

mundane details.
Johnson's Baby Oil back print.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

ABSTRACT, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran,
10 x 8, mixed media on canvas, 2009

Abstract art has the ability to express what other visual art styles cannot. It can address concepts that are intangible and theoretical, existing in the realms of mind and spirit, rather than in outer reality. The beauty and freedom of abstraction is that it is not supposed to look like anything. Therefore it's the perfect way to express lofty, intangible concepts - such as timeless questions of a spiritual nature, or an exploration of the deep pools of human emotions, or an investigation of the various mysteries of life and existence. It is a language of color. By its very nature, abstraction encourages free association, which means you can assign your own meaning to the artwork. It won't tell you what it's about... you must experience the artwork for yourself, and understand it in your own way. Because of this, it takes a heightened sensitivity to both create and appreciate abstract artwork. Abstract art expresses things that are beyond what we can see with our eyes. Instead of portraying images that we can easily grasp or understand, abstract art focuses on the non-linear world of emotions and the subconscious...