Text by Urszula Usakowska-Wolff:

2021 OLGA MOȘ* 1986 in Reşiţa, Romania

Olga Moş has been living in Germany since 1990. From 2011 to 2017, she studied art education with a focus on painting at the University of Augsburg. Since 2014, she has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Germany and Romania. After initially engaging with landscape painting, she turned her focus to the abstract exploration of color, space, and material in 2014. She paints on canvas, paper, and wood. Her preferred medium is color, a lifelong passion that takes precedence over all other aesthetic principles.

She applies colors thickly and with a pasty consistency in certain areas of the canvas, while in other places, she applies them thinly and in multiple layers, creating images that resemble topographical models, simultaneously opulent and carefree. By allowing the colors to flow beyond the edges of the canvas, she imparts sculptural qualities to her paintings. This resemblance to vibrant environments is not coincidental: Olga’s abstract and expressive art follows a meticulous concept. She explores the interplay of form, color, and space, examining how objects radically transform their appearance depending on context and orientation.

The artist delves into the boundaries of the image and the connections between pictorial space and space, dynamics and stillness, nature and culture, interior and exterior. Presently, her focus lies in discovering the right colors for rhythms, beats, and sounds. In her piece titled “Minuet,” she orchestrates the dance of amorphous masses, capturing their motion to illuminate the beauty of a fleeting moment.

“Minuet,” March 2021, Acrylic, Ink, Oil, Pigments on Paper, 100 x 160 cm