View from the Studio #11

Oil on canvas, 2017


12″ x 9″

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Katja Leibenath’s paintings are figurative abstractions of either the human form or a specific place. She works from her own source material: photographs, sketches and plein air renderings of things she sees on her travels. She translates this material into oil paintings over the course of many months in her studio. During the painting process the original object becomes obscured and less important, allowing something new and separate to emerge. The final painting is a record of her relationship to the process of painting itself, and marks the moment where subject becomes object and is ready for connection with the viewer.

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