Streams of Consciousness III, 2023
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
Outside of the studio I am a spiritual influencer, practicing kabbalah and astrology, as well as being a columnist for Harpers Bazaar Brazil. I translate my spiritual practice into my art as my own notion of cosmology; reflecting on the problem of finding a better and new way of balancing chaos with the day to day life.This series of paintings have an emphasis on a spiritual atmosphere, they are meditation paintings.They are samplers of some aspect of the spirit. Softness, vulnerability and openness. They stand alone. The paintings are meditative moments that seem to be necessary often times. As an artist, researcher, spiritual guide and thinker, my paintings are more than just paintings. They become objects of connection.