ERNESTINE TAHEDL - RCA, OSA
The Refraction Series of paintings allows me to immerse myseld into "pure" painting withoug being lost in it. Over the years I have searched for this freedom in my work I explore and try to find the balance between the realistic image and the pictorial values for my paintings. The concept of multiple canvases and panels has always fascinated me. It leads me towards the medieval concept of religious paintings and their spirituality. I hope that spirituality and serenity are integral to my work. Colour and light are additional factors that guide my work. Colour is light to me. For me, the Refraction Series come close to a musical experience. I feel these paintings are a more direct, human and spiritual expression without confinement of the motif of formal restriction; yet still consist of all those elements that I have explored in my work over the years.
Ernestine Tahedl, RCA, OSA