Tomma Abts

German artist Tomma Abts' abstract works are complex explorations of their own creation. The artist adopts a self-determined and ever-evolving set of parameters that allow her to enact a series of decisions; the resulting compositions are intuitively constructed according to an internal logic. While abstract, Abts paintings are nevertheless illusionistic and rendered with sharp attention to details—such as shadows, three-dimensional effects, and highlights—that defy any single, realistic light source.