Beauty In The Broken , 2023
175 x 195 cm (h x w)
Oil on canvas

ARTIST BIO

Petra Schott is an abstract painter whose art revolves around states of mind, longings, and memories.

She studied Fine Art at the Art Academy in Kassel in 1982 and has, since then, attracted the attention of national and international galleries, art critics, and collectors.

Highly influenced by the works of Cy Twombly, Leiko Ikemura, Joan Mitchell, Marlène Dumas, Elisabeth Cummings, and Henri Matisse, the artist’s work is emotionally charged and in direct dialogue with the viewer who is invited into an open space for expression.

Whilst in her works Schott delicately creates colourful representations of nostalgia, freedom and human relationships, she also explores nature and an intangible realm in which human figures with abstract facial expressions are loosely outlined.

In her work, she weaves personal and collective memories into shapes, marks and lines found in her everyday life, creating an abstract language of painting that oscillates between lyrical abstraction and figurative references. The art curator Nell Cardozo wrote about her works: “There is a generous intimacy in Schott’s use of colour that coaxes out a subtle interplay between comfort and longing. Looking into them is like looking into a dream that belongs to some common consciousness.”

Petra Schott regularly exhibits nationally and internationally.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My art exists within the realm between abstract and figurative, characterized by associations that draw inspiration from inner images and visions. Shapes, objects, landscapes, and human forms inhabit a fictive world, engaging in profound dialogue with the viewer. Painting, for me, represents the most fluid and comprehensive means of reconciling all I experience and wish to convey.

I extend an invitation to the viewer, ushering them into a realm of unbridled associations, akin to the experience of listening to poetry or music. Understanding my art demands immersion, allowing it to work its magic within.

This artistic space signifies freedom, risk-taking, and a challenge to my own perspective. It serves as a conduit for the unexpressed. Freedom, intensity, and intuitive wisdom encapsulate the core of my artistic expression.

In my prior role as a judge and lawyer, I engaged extensively with my left hemisphere. As a painter, my aspiration is to harmonize this with the wealth of my right hemisphere. Both professions, and the skills they bring, form an integral part of my identity.
Within my artwork, I inscribe thoughts, associations, and memories, creating a meta-level that transcends the visible shapes and colors. I persist in this process until a magical moment occurs – the painting unveils itself. Shapes and colors become clearer, and from there, I continue until the work reaches its completion.

Frankfurt / Germany

Other works by Petra Schott

Close to the shore
140 x 140 cm (h x w)
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Summer talk V
140 x 140 cm (h x w)
Oil paint
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Unplugged
140 x 150 cm (h x w)
Oil paint
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Body language V
140 x 140 cm (h x w)
Oil paint
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Body language I
140 x 140 cm (h x w)
Oil paint
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