Bobbie Moline-Kramer VG

Bobbie Moline-Kramer

In her most recent intimate mixed media paintings, Color-Coded Emotions, Bobbie Moline-Kramer moves us from clear representation to non-objective art utilizing veils of transition and transcendence. We see in each piece a symbolic conversion that varies in intensity and emotion depending on the expression of the previously painted portrait and the intensity of the ensuing abstraction. This ‘looking back at us’ makes the work somewhat interactive and engaging on a more personal level while the abstract elements create uncertainty. As Above, So Below is an on-going series of complex, layered paintings. In these highly energetic works, moving fields arise directly from worked pigment – flowing, gestural, and dripped. The shifting presence of signal and noise suggests the artist’s intimate knowledge of their workings as a unified field that is our lives. All that Remains, a series of square panels, displays crows who occupy bare branches, sometimes sharing them with images of fragmented photographs. This work evokes a deep personal history and with this intimacy conveys the mystery of family, with all its sense of loss and continuity. The series also includes a group of raw, fluid drawings of crows, alternately feisty and ghost-like presences, who seem to be valiantly making their way in a difficult world.