October 2011 - Riitta Klint September 26 2011

Hypnagogia/Nomadic Pause

On Exhibit: October 1 - October 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 4-7pm
Artist’s Talk: Friday, October 28 at 11:00 am

Since 1996, Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles has brought the finest commercial Florida artists to the community of New Smyrna Beach.  This month, acrylic painter Riitta Klint will be featured in an exhibition entitled “Hypnagogia/Nomadic Pause”.

Klint’s works are surreal and dreamlike.  "Hypnagogia is a transitional state that occurs between wakefulness and the onset of sleep.  It is in this hypnotic state where I have trained my brain to wander the huge landscape that opens up to me. It is there that I find my imagery and I then deliver those images into my work completely intuitively." 

Each of her painting echoes emotions and her awe of nature and its cyclical patterns. The paintings are abstract yet reference landscapes - not landscapes normally seen, but landscapes that appear on a threshold.

Riitta Klint begins her acrylic paintings on panel with thin veils of paint that drip, pool and congeal, and like nature, move out of her control.  She works intuitively within these initial drips and pools, “searching for structure”.   For Riitta, each successive stroke of paint or pencil mark continues to build a refuge or sanctuary within the image. 

“My paintings offer me mystery, beauty, fragility and hope.  I am inspired by the many ways people across cultures express their beliefs in life, in their art, and in their myths.”

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  The Artist will hold an Artist’s Talk on Friday, October 28 at 11:00 am.  Both events are free and open to the public.  The exhibition “Hypnagogia/Nomadic Pause” works by Riitta Klint will run through October 29, 2011.