Astrid Stoeppel has a passion for strong colors in motion and emotional fluid paintings.
The Colourful Acrylics series really caught my attention, the vibrancy of colour and movement combine to bring the paintings to life. Stoeppel also experiments in fluid paintings which allow the paints to mix and mingle together but despite the strong colours the images do not have the same energy despite being more organically alive.
The colour mania that these paintings exhibit is in complete contrast to how the artist creates them, each dot, stroke or line is exactingly selected and composed.
Colour has the ability to improve mood, to me these paintings work to provoke a kind of synesthesia, they spark the senses and make me think of music and movement.