Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue - The Original painting - black canvas with white paint

Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue – The Original – 61cm x 184cm

Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 21 - black square canvas with white wild strokes across

Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 21 – 154cm x 150cm

Kai Motta is a London born self-taught studio artist currently based on the south coast of England. Initially he was hugely inspired by graffiti, street art, hip hop and skate culture. Later he became obsessed with the American Expressionist abstract art movement. He now exploits both mediums to produce his graffiti-esque abstract artwork.

Triptych - Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 56 - the first painting - yellow paint with black and white strokes across

Triptych - Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 56 - the second painting - yellow paint with black and white strokes across

Triptych - Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 56 - the third painting - yellow paint with black and white strokes across

Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 56 – 84cm x 180cm

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Motta uses American Expressionism and graffiti as primary sources of inspiration

The paint is applied with uncleaned brushes where the paint has dried in order to achieve a hard calligraphic edge. The paintings are produced to look like they are saying something, with the brushstrokes implying the meaning rather than a definitive set of letters.

Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 32 - light blue painting with black and white wild strokes across

Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 32 – 47cm x 244cm

Samples of painting above

1st sample of Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 32 - wide blue painting with black and white strokes across

2nd sample of Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 32 - wide blue painting with black and white strokes across

3rd sample of Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 32 - wide blue painting with black and white strokes across

4th sample of Obsessive Compulsive Dialogue No. 32 - wide blue painting with black and white strokes across

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“The pieces themselves I feel are symphonic and filled with rhythm, energy and cadence as the indelible strokes bounce and tear, sometimes gently, other times chaotically across the canvas, much like the movement of different pieces of music.”

Contained Chaos No. 1 - black strokes across ungrounded canvas

Contained Chaos No. 1 – 150cm x 148cm

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The Act of Transcription No.5 - long wide black canvas with abstract white strokes

The Act of Transcription No.5 – 120cm x 320cm

Kai Motta Artist