The large-format painting by Judith Sturm from 2008 is a real eye-catcher with a size of 78.7 x 102.4 inches.[nbsp] [nbsp]
The multi-award-winning artist and designer describes her painting style as “informal realism”. At first glance a paradox, a closer look reveals contrast between abstract painting and realism, revealing a complete detailed representation of the nature.[nbsp]
Often, the contrast creates compelling art in which the connoisseur finds delight. Storm trains the female body. Elegant, lightly dressed women, whose face always turned away from the viewer or even completely out of the picture surface. By thus distancing herself from the concrete person and incorporating objects of fashion, the artist seems to aim for the universal search for individuality in our time.
This image level approaches the goal of realism for everydayness and objectivity. By contrast, the deconstruction of the figurative through the cut-out and the dissolution of forms in the surface underscore. Sturm’s tendency to informalism, which explores the “principle of formlessness”, especially in the form and dissolution of form.
Especially the use of salt grains in some parts of the painting generates exciting effects here. The surface and materiality of the colors are thus transformed by a consciously used, but in the result of a randomly determined process. Sturm applies this method, especially on the skin of her figures. The coursing and shattered layers of paint thus point to the vulnerability of the person.
A great painting by the German painter waiting for a prestigious place in your private collection or company.[nbsp]