French artist Arnaud Oosthoek paints compelling abstractions that breach the surface of conscious awareness. Favoring acrylic and oil as mediums, he builds arcane patterns and structures that range from rigorous geometries to loosely shaped improvisations. At times the paint flutters across the canvas in vigorous gestural motions, other times it undulates gently like a pool of water or descends languidly on the surface as if slowly melting. Either way, Oosthoek’s oeuvre is an intuitive act solely guided by his emotions. His work is an invitation to self-examination, a search for meaning we undertake, as we seek our way through the dense fabric of his astral mazes.