Christine Sauerteig-Pilaar has been a professional artist for over 20 years. The theme of her most recent work has been of flowers, and the way light plays on their petals. She attempts to bridge modern aesthetics with traditional painterly craft in her work. Photo-realism is not the goal in her pieces, but rather the imperfectness of the human hand is left, the track of the brush strokes as important as the shapes and colors they produce. She hopes to show a wistfulness of stroke, not one that is labored over.
Receiving a BFA from Parsons School of Design, Christine has been stealthily working at perfecting her craft. From her early college angst ridden paintings that explored the beauty of the ugly, the struggle of the perverse, she has matured and found delicacy in the world. Taking time off for a small duration after the birth of her second child, she came back with a new outlook, with a desire to depict the relationship of nature with the human experience. The idea of the human imprint on the living creatures that share our everyday life with us, not necessarily just environmental. She tries to marry the idea of the microscopic building blocks that exist around us with the Human duality experienced between nature and the environments we produce around us.
The majority of her work is oil on canvas.