Klaudia Stöckl - SOUL // NATURE - online solo exhibition
On Lines and Nature – Thoughts on the work of Klaudia Stöckl
Once again the forest is full of fragrance. It lifts the soaring larks up into the heavens, which lay so heavy upon our shoulders. (...) Then it is quiet. Even the rain goes more softly over the stones’ peacefully darkening shine. All sounds tuck themselves wholly away under the glistening buds of the bushes. (Rainer Maria Rilke, Out of an April)
Delicate, fine, and solitary. Powerful, moving, and aggressive. Monochrome, silent, and gestural. Lines prance in rhythm upon modulated white surfaces. Lines balance in the spaces of color, rub against the layers of paint, intensifying into rich shadings or dissolving, almost imperceptible now, into emptiness. Although her linear configurations may seem abstract, nature provides the starting point for her work. Emerging from the study of landscapes, Klaudia Stöckl has developed a pictorial technique that translates the world of nature onto the canvas.