Born in Hannover, Germany, Petra Schott is an abstract painter whose art revolves around states of mind, longings, and memories.
She studied Fine Art at the Art Academy in Kassel and since then has attracted the attention of national and international galleries, art critics, and collectors. Highly influenced by the works of Cy Twombly, Leiko Ikemura, Joan Mitchell, Marlène Dumas, Elisabeth Cummings, and Henri Matisse, the artist’s work is emotionally charged and in direct dialogue with the viewer who is invited into an open space for expression.
In her works, Schott delicately creates colourful representations of nostalgia, freedom and human relationships. Whilst delving into the exploration of the mediums of her choice, which can range from pastel chalks, pencils, and acrylics to egg tempera and oils, she also explores nature and an intangible realm in which human figures with abstract facial expressions are loosely outlined. The artist’s creative process begins with exploring materiality and choosing a particular canvas, paper or painting medium, or even a particular colour. She then lets her intuitiveness guide her whilst exploring each medium’s expressive potential.
In Petra Schott's work, colour plays a crucial role in evoking a certain moment, feeling or connection as she weaves personal and collective memories into shapes, marks and lines found in her everyday life, creating an abstract language of painting that oscillates between lyrical abstraction and figurative references. The curator Nell Cardozo wrote about her works: “There is a generous intimacy in Schott’s use of colour that coaxes out a subtle interplay between comfort and longing. Looking
into them is like looking into a dream that belongs to some common consciousness.”
Petra Schott regularly exhibits nationally and internationally, with solo and group shows inGermany, Spain, Italy, Finland, and the Czech Republic. The artist currently lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany.