The abstract painting has its own entire form of aesthetic. One could say that it needs to be reinvented from time to time, because this particular art form has no clear rules. It is therefore, contrary to popular belief, difficult to create an abstract painting that really makes an impact.
Many think that it is easy, but it demands a particular sense of the painting’s ‘textureness’, of the colours’ contrasts and the composition’s balance to reach the apex of a valid, abstract expression.
Christina Julsgaard knows the art of composing her pictures with an ease that is charming and a raw will that comes from a genuine painter’s temperament. She can force out the graphical rigor that is precisely required in the abstract expression. She has the creative mindset that is needed for the abstract expression to not just be another repetition. And she possesses the lyrical mindset that is needed for the paintings to exude poetry and feeling.
By Ole Lindboe