Caroline Streck

Caroline Streck1

My work explores the interaction between representational and abstract painting. Formally
speaking, I use forms and shapes found in the everyday living environment and exploit the
alienation effect that these forms have during the painting process.

Painting allows for questions pertaining to illusion, isolation and imitation to be asked. What do we know about a particular form?
What do we recognize and when will we recognize it again? I examine structural features and references, making the formal aspects of everyday objects of key importance.

My questions are leading me to delve deeper into the objective representation of motifs and their degree of abstraction in paintings.