Magic Hour

Waiting for the moonlight in front  of a German house  by Carola Schapals, 2015

Waiting for the moonlight in front of a German house by Carola Schapals, 2015

Fleeting breath of color in front his home by Carola Schapals, H120 x B160 cm, 2015

Fleeting breath of color in front of his home by Carola Schapals, H120 x B160 cm, 2015

She finds a building, a piece of nature… and when she’s touched by an underlying mystery she paints it. Carola Schapals (°1954) is a German painter dividing her time between Bremen and Spain.
I have been admiring her paintings for some time but the works she made in 2015 are particularly gorgeous.

Scene with a sensual seduction by Carola Schapals,  H 120 x B 120 cm, 2015

Scene with a sensual seduction by Carola Schapals, H 120 x B 120 cm, 2015

Her technique in her own words:
“My style of painting changes between controlled and experimental – sometimes happily flowing and then again searching in agony. Shifting between paintbrush and pens I like to draw and scribble whole partitions of my pictures. Later these will partly be painted over again. Objective parts of my paintings I dissolve into darknesses, or into continuos abstractions.”

Magic Hour by Carola Schapals, H 70 x B 100 cm, 2015

Magic Hour by Carola Schapals, H 70 x B 100 cm, 2015

Tangonacht in Clärchens Ballhaus by Carola Schapals, H 140 x B 170 cm, 2015

Tangonacht in Clärchens Ballhaus by Carola Schapals, H 140 x B 170 cm, 2015

Still by Carola Schapals, H 140 x B 170 cm, 2015

Still by Carola Schapals, H 140 x B 170 cm, 2015

Decorated house before by Carola Schapals,  H 100 x B 100 cm, 2015

Decorated house before by Carola Schapals, H 100 x B 100 cm, 2015

In the middle of a place of desire by Carola Schapals, H 50 x B 50 cm, 2015

In the middle of a place of desire by Carola Schapals, H 50 x B 50 cm, 2015

Moonlight by Carola Schapals , H 140 x B 170 cm, 2015

Moonlight by Carola Schapals , H 140 x B 170 cm, 2015

The exhibition “Nieuwe gezichten op Dordrecht” at Dordrecht Museum includes works by Carola Schapals. 13 contemporary artists were invited to express their vision on the city, on view from 18 Oct 15 till 21 Feb 16 in Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
All pictures from artist’s website with thanks.

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