Diana Stelin strips down and reconstructs traditional notions of landscape painting, using paint as the subject itself. Blurring the lines between reality and abstraction, her work is almost sculptural, yet is always centered on a theme of her surroundings. Paintings become gestures on canvas, all the while capturing the essence of a landscape. Stelin's color blocking and palette knife application stem from influences by Gerhard Richter, Wolf Kahn and Wassily Kandinsky.

Watch a video of the melting process: Diana Stelin melts wax on canvas