Paintings “Flora”

Gabriela Schenke has opted for a figurative style, drawing on classical techniques in oil painting. She displays floral forms in a round format. These tondos show blossoming plants which, as cut flowers, are symbols of inevitable transience.

These larger-than-life plants, often in absurd constellations, derive intensity from her hyper-realistic style, which leaves visible traces of the painterly process. Her treatment of the substrate is always a defining element, whether it is thick with impasto, golden or layered with transparent colours.