Leaving the Ground with New Paintings by Anita Hochman

Anita Hochman’s recent landscapes are delineated by gesture, brushstroke and colour. Many of these abstracted vignettes, in their metallic and iridescent colours, have a mirage-like changeability, the reflection on their surfaces reading differently depending on the position of the viewer, much as a landscape or seascape may change with the day, weather conditions, or even with a state of mind, over minutes, hours, days. Even from a position of stillness the images may flip horizontally, the sky becoming the earth.

Louise Martin-Chew, 2011
Freelance Arts Writer and Director, Arthouse, Brisbane