Abstraction in Nature
Art is embedded in nature and they who can extract it, have it.
Albrecht Durer 1471-1528
Kathryn Oberdorfer is an abstract painter. She lives and works in Denver Colorado and is affiliated with Spark Gallery, Denver's oldest contemporary cooperative gallery. She holds a BFA from the University of Denver.
What intrigues me about abstract art is the problems it presents.
It is much like putting the pieces of a puzzle together – arranging and rearranging elements until the composition comes together.
I bring to my work a concern for color, shape and line, and their relationship to each other. My imagery is based on abstract forms found in natural settings - most recently, Denver's Botanic Gardens. The spontaneous character of my work reflects the energy I gather from my natural surroundings.
IN GRATITUDE, acrylic, pastels on canvas, 2021
Exhibited at SPARK Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, September 23 - October 17