Artist Q&A with Patricia Abramovich
Why did you become an artist?
I always have been creative. I loved to draw from just an early age, learned to play piano and guitar, and wrote poetry as a teenager. I began to paint again at the age of 40, and it was a became a sort of obsession where I painted every free minute I had. In 2009 I published some of my paintings on several art sites, and was invited to show at the Biennale in Florence soon after. I think that is the exact time I would say I became an artist.
How is your work different than everything out there?
“Patricia Abramovich presents colorful abstract paintings, with almost sculptural strokes of frenetic color forming the basis of the painting’s composition. The oil on canvas works are performed in spectacular colors that show great boldness, expressing the personal language developed by the artist over the years, a coloristic language with an identifying character and presence. In this completely abstract and well-constructed language, the paintings are made of strokes of color, placed in an intensive process using only a spatula on the canvas.”
I always search for different ways and new techniques, and always painting from my imagination. Sometimes I look at inspiring landscapes, whereas other times I just put color on the canvas or paper giving my hands total freedom. It almost feels as the painting appears by itself. The moment I look at the blank surface brings an exciting feeling, as my next creation is on its way. I need to be totally in the mood with nothing around me, only my painter knife or water moving the colors on the paper. It is only me and the creation. What a joyous feeling!
What’s different about your current body of work?
I painted a lot over the last three months with the shock I felt with the pandemic. Before COVID-19 I used to make large canvases, and now I’m in a different state of mind, painting small watercolors and even miniature paintings. With a new state of mind I also began to paint with acrylic and now have a body of art on paper with very pleasing results. After the lockdown I will probably revert to painting on large canvases as before.
What’s coming up for you?
I am currently designing on a new website where I will be showcasing both my art and fashion collections. I have recently started working with two new companies; Singulart and Colonia Art in Germany, and been invited to take part in the community of Collweb Art in Zurich. After COVID-19, I plan to exhibit my work in Zurich and Milano.
Who are some of your favorite emerging artists that no one else has heard of?
I see so many incredible artists on Instagram. Not sure if they were “discovered” yet , but one of my favorites is Ans Debije. I also enjoy the paintings of Susan Luth Hedegaard. I met her and her work at the Florence Biennale in 2009, and have loved them ever since.
To learn more about Patricia and her work, please visit www.abramovichpatricia.co.il.