Petra Schott is an abstract painter whose art revolves around states of
mind, longings, and memories.
After her studies in Fine Art at the Art Academy in Kassel in 1982, she
dedicated herself to painting and has, since then, attracted the attention of national and international galleries, art critics, and collectors.
Highly influenced by the works of Cy Twombly, Leiko Ikemura, Joan
Mitchell, Marlène Dumas, Elisabeth Cummings, and Henri Matisse, the
artist’s work is emotionally charged and in direct dialogue with the viewer
who is invited into an open space for expression.
Whilst in her works, Schott delicately creates colourful representations of
nostalgia, freedom and human relationships, she also explores nature and an intangible realm in which human figures with abstract facial
expressions are loosely outlined.
In her work, she weaves personal and collective memories into shapes,
marks and lines found in her everyday life, creating an abstract language
of painting that oscillates between lyrical abstraction and figurative
references. The art curator Nell Cardozo wrote about her works: “There is
a generous intimacy in Schott’s use of colour that coaxes out a subtle
interplay between comfort and longing. Looking into them is like looking
into a dream that belongs to some common consciousness.”