Body and Spirit from the Heart of God, 2022
Oil on canvas
About the Artist
Diana Motta (b.1985, Brazil) is a visual artists whose practice explores abstract expressionist paintings and meditation paintings. She acknowledge that they are completely different from each other. The extreme positioning of chaotic and gentleness reflects her temperament. Outside of the studio, Diana is a spiritual influencer, practicing kabbalah and astrology, as well as being a columnist for Harpers Bazaar Brazil. The ambiguous relationship between the linear and the background in her paintings, furthers Diana’s goal in striving to create a dynamic, hybrid form that suggests the beauty and power - as well as the complicated questions of mysticism and the cosmic. As an artist, researcher, spiritual guide and thinker, Diana’s paintings are more than just paintings. They become objects of connection. Also expressed is an interest around the intersection of new expressionism and new mysticisms. Utilising all manner of brushes, implements, and tools to create loosely controlled marks. Diana’s large-scale abstract paintings in particular, are created solely by gesture, exploring the liquid, the physical properties of paint and the accidental, chance based by-products of a method based on living at risk.
About the Artwork
The act of painting, scraping, removing, are informed and inspired by the intuitive channeling of external forces, that I spontaneously capture with free and improvised movements like a dance. My work is about having control and then losing control. I stay close to the idea of drama.