"In My Head" Collection, Tristina Dietz Elmes
Curatorial Review by Kate Devereaux
December 2, 2015 | SPECTRUM Miami
With innovative designs and illuminating color, mixed-media artist Tristina Dietz Elmes breathes life into her large-scale abstract pieces with an innate energy and obvious passion. By using oil and acrylic paints, her work juxtaposes bright, opaque line work with a translucent background and a glossy smooth, begs-to-be-touched finish. In her studio, she lets her love of color guide her when painting thought-provoking works that give viewers a glimpse into her world. With her new series “In My Head,” Dietz Elmes depicts remarkable visual texture with undulating color punctuated by the sensuous curves of ecstatically thrown liquid oil and topped off with bubbles of painted resin. The timeless aesthetic of her paintings in conjunction with their unique composition are intriguing aspects that embody an evolution in today’s Modern Abstraction.