Ranging in subject, medium and mood, Tanja Mosblech’s works explore the interplay of, and differences between light and space. Sometimes light is curtained by a sort of tissue that she creates, or represents: in sheathes of paint or by using actual fabric in an installation, and in these instances she obscures the visible by making what appears to be a curtain of light. Other times she floats areas of opaque colour – or clouds of darkness – into the picture space. These occlusions, like the motes in the eye, remind the viewer that the visible material world is a collage of things partially or fully visible, or anticipated or remembered; including the interior textures given by the body itself responding to the variable presence of light.

Elizabeth Hoak-Doering