2020 Acrylic, egg tempera, oil pastel, edding, marker, colouring pencils, acrylic spray, synthetic resin varnish spray on paper 95 x 100 cm
Stella Meris‘ large-format paintings document the experience of meditation and movement. She uses strong neon colours and various materials like acrylic, egg tempera, oil pastels, edding, marker and spray to capture spatiality.
Stella Meris chooses elements like eyes, other body parts, teardrops, stairways and architectural forms on top of each other. A sacred space comes into existence. Figures are embedded in it and their inner world bonds with the outside.
The involvement with body and space comes from Stella's interest in spiritual phenomena. While looking for a non-dogmatic approach, she discovered her corporal sensibility. Meditative practices, consciousness-expanding movements and the focus on her own body perception accompanied the painting process and opened up new spaces. The big format is essential for transforming this experience into painting. The life-sized figures become a real counterpart for the viewer.