German artist Jutta Schulte’s acrylic paintings on canvas vary widely in subject matter and technique. Landscapes, animals, domestic scenes, and sporting events are all captured with careful attention to light and color. The artist renders snapshot like scenes with quick strokes of bright, imaginatively colored paint, and her compositions are often abstracted by bursts of vibrant, turquoise pigment. In each work, the artist completes only the primary area of focus or protagonist, leaving the remainder of the composition to disintegrate into abstraction.
In her painting titled Dubai, Schulte images a costal cityscape, juxtaposing the ultramodern architecture of the city with the function and form of a sailboat. Meanwhile, Wolfsblut depicts a large, muscular, mangy looking dog that appears to be part domestic companion and part wild animal. Finally, Schulte’s Chillen is a glimpse of an everyday scene inside a cafe or restaurant, almost as if seen through a window by a passerby. The painterly work, layered with stenciled numbers and shapes, is linear and spare; a waitress and patron are only separated by loose, gestural brushwork.