In her austere but elegant paintings, Celia Neubauer casts her inquisitive gaze towards the cosmic sublime, to project onto canvas other worlds beyond our own. These striking paintings harken back to the precision of historical Chinese painting and the tenderness of calligraphy under the guise of modernist abstraction. At once familiar and strange, these works are symptomatic of Neubauer’s adeptness at fabricating almost-ambiguous spaces, be they celestial landscapes, heavenly bodies, or clouds exploding in the sky. She continues to seduce the voyeur that is within us all, while quietly reminding us of our frailty and our diminutive place within the larger universe.
Toronto-based Neubauer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, followed by a Higher Diploma from the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England. Neubauer has been featured in exhibitions nationally and internationally, and her work is included in the collections of BMO Financial Group, Canada Life, Cadillac Fairview, Four Seasons Dubai, Live Entertainment of Canada Inc, among many others. Most recent exhibitions include General Hardware Contemporary and the Amelia Johnson Contemporary in Hong Kong. She is represented by General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto.