Trust Fall by Kathryn Gruber

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“Trust Fall” is a mixed media abstract painting by Kathryn Gruber.

This painting is a visual interpretation of the act of trust – in oneself, in others, and in the universe. The central figure appears suspended in mid-air, as if in the midst of a fall, exemplifying the act of letting go and entrusting oneself to the unknown. Emotional nuances are conveyed through a blend of subtle hues and expressive brushstrokes, drawing the viewer into the intense atmosphere of the scene.

This expressive piece evokes a sense of movement and fluidity through the use of organic forms and gentle gradients. It mirrors the delicate dance of emotions that occur during moments of trust and surrender, where vulnerability coexists with strength.

Finished with a Satin UV varnish, framed with Tasmanian Oak

DIMENSIONS (Height - 52.50 cm X Width - 52.50 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas
GENRE Abstract
REGISTERED NRN # 000-42087-0177-01
COPYRIGHT © Kathryn Gruber


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Artist: Kathryn Gruber


I am a contemporary abstract artist based in South Australia. 

Layering paint and gestural marks to create expressive mixed media abstract paintings rich with drama and metaphor, I use my art practice as a way to process the world and find my place within it, 

Painting is a journey of self discovery and introspection. The process is a series of layers, beginning with highly experimental gestural marks using paint, pencil, oil pastels and charcoal in vivid colours, with further layers that refine and balance the piece using value and colour. After adding layers, I scratch back through the layers using pottery tools, screwdrivers, and sandpaper, to retain looseness and uncover the layers and colours beneath. The combination of gestural marks, layers of paint, and scratching gives the work an industrial tactile texture.

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