Three Cowboy Hats, 2022
Acrylic and ink on sewn canvas
About the Artist
Theresa Gößmann (b.1992, Germany) is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily with painting, drawing and printmaking. Her practice is centered on exploring different ways of meaning-making and image-making based on a process of intuitive sketching, collage and photography. Theresa uses her art as a form of reflection and documentation. Thoughts, dreams, memories and fantasies meet flickers of the randomly multitasked, multi-channeled physical and digital realities in which we navigate daily. Theresa lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.
About the Artwork
This work was created in a way that’s very typical for me. I had a scrap piece of canvas and wanted to test out some colours and shapes of cowboy hats for another, larger piece. But then I really liked the result so much that it became a work in itself. It has a floating, dream-like quality that makes it really playful and that is also what the process felt like. There were no expectations or plans beforehand, just following the flow. Then I had the problem that there was too little border left to be able to stretch it so I stitched some blank canvas to the sides which functions a bit like a passepartout and gives the piece a bit more formality.