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

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