Nora Steiner is fascinated by the depiction of cognitive phenomena. In order to represent them herself, she utilizes the fundaments of large-format painting. Based on Renaissance formulas, she applies thin, coloured layers onto a chalk undercoat in a technique borrowed from the old masters.

For a number of years she has dedicated herself to the phenomenon of black holes in a search to pictorially approach the unknown and the unseeable.

Parallel to her painting, Nora Steiner also undertakes various different acoustic experiments. The aim of these experiments is to generate the densest possible sound mass and thus create an approximate comprehension for the specific properties of black holes.

In her projects Nora Steiner undertakes something precarious yet profound, namely to bridge the dichotomy between her paintings and the open medial experimentation with the sine qua non of the paintings themselves.