Gloria Scharetg
Visual Artist, Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Digital Paintings, Illustrations

Gloria Scharetg

Art for me is freedom, an open space that gives me infinite room for new ideas and viewpoints.

I am fascinated with the diversity in painting, and I work on different techniques and images simultaneously. The sum of diverse motives and methods is the overarching commonality of my art via imagery and pure expression to depict a state of emotion. The variety in the elements also gives rise to a new artistic perspective on the same subject.

I am driven by an innate, compulsive desire to create. Painting appears as a kind of peculiar miracle that I need to have over and over again. It’s a never-ending cycle of creating, pondering, planning, starting, completing, and starting something anew. I don’t paint things. I paint the emotion that those things produce in me. My work is a single expression of moments of joy, sadness, heartbreak, even fear.

The images I create seem to be linked to my very identity; it is part of what makes me who I am  both as a human being and an individual. It is always, in a sense autobiographic. I make art to gain a feeling of catharsis, or an aha moment in the processing of my emotion.

When I paint, an intimate relationship between myself and the painting is created, and for moments the artwork seems to make itself and I only serve as guide or mediator, allowing all things to be possible so I paint until there comes a time when the air of the arbitrary fades and the painting falls into positions that feel destined.

Finally , I would say that I do not create with an audience in mind. The most important to me is that intangible ‘middle-part’ in which the  end result is created. However, I believe that it is both the spectator and the artist who make a piece truly art: the artist must convey an emotion, and the spectator must receive it and therefore, every time a person is moved in some way by one of my works, I feel it not only  as the ultimate honor but in a sense, as if the artwork continued its independent life creating an invisible yet indestructible bond between us.