MICHAELA RINALDI, South Africa
“I am incredibly grateful to be able to follow my calling. A journey of growth through painting. An awakening of consciousness through my gift and a challenge that I’m compelled to go to daily and relentlessly. I am constantly experimenting. Finding new techniques and new ways of expressing myself. I am following no rules, no set format or trying to please. I paint from the heart, truth is my only way. I am not concerned with proportion or perfection. I capture a feeling. I paint from a place of feeling, the pieces are not literal, but all come from a deep place within. ”.
Michaela is a true “Sturm & Drang” (storm and urge) artist, of the 21st century. She presents a strong body of work in which individual subjectivity and, in particular, extremes of emotion are given free expression in reaction to the perceived constraints of rationalism imposed by an age of science.