The Landscape of an Aura
Imaging being a satellite focused on Earth. At first, you may only see a cloud layer, but upon closer inspection, you may see a wave of blue, a dash of green, a glint of yellow. These colors you recognize as being part of the physical world. You zoom through thesecolors to focus upon the grays of the cement city you life in and finally focus upon its colorful inhabitants. Now imagine that the inhabitants, the city, and other land formations have a color scheme not readily visible to most people, and that these color schemes mesh, entwine, and dance together.
It is this landscape of color that surrounds people and places Annegret Reichmann captures on canvas as she sees it. Most people are familiar with the term aura, a term Ms. Reichmann is comfortable using. Everyone has a personal landscape in their aura, even places. "The aura dictates what and how l paint," she says, "thecolors, the layers, the brush size, even the type of strokes l need to use. To some this sounds crazy or fantastic, but to me, what l see is fantastic. How can l not paint it?"
Most people walk through cities and parks, often viewing the physical color scheme as one-dimensional. Annegret Reichmann's paintings allow us a glimpse at the colorful three-dimensional landscapes that surrounds us. A glimpse that suggests we are more colorful than we can ever imagine.