Lynne Taetzsch

Lynne Taetzsch

Lynne Taetzsch’s contemporary abstract paintings have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad.  Stan Bowman said in a review of Lynne’s exhibit at the Clinton House ArtSpace in Ithaca:  “Taetzsch is a painter very much in the tradition of the best of 20th century abstraction.”

            Describing her painting process, Lynne says: I am of course indebted to all the artists who came before me, for the wonderful ways they have transmuted color, line and shape.  Some of my very special art connections are Miro, Kandinsky, Matisse, DeKooning, Hans Hoffman, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell.

            In the early stages of a painting, I work very fast.  This helps give my art its sense of energy and spontaneity.  I like to trick my conscious mind by not letting it have too much control over what happens.  In some ways I’m creating a mess or a problem that I then have to solve in order to make the painting work.

            It’s the painting surface that I love - the lusciousness of color in its thick and thin varieties, flat and opaque to keep the eye on the surface, or transparent and airy to suggest deep space. My goal is to stay as close to the edge as possible, to keep that sense of organic happening, as if the painting had grown itself rather than having been crafted by me. Yet it is the artist's eye that seeks to prevail, telling the hand to add that last brush stroke which brings it all together.      

 

Today

Passing Through has a sense of surface and depth, with intertwining shapes swimming through a pale blue sea.

40” x 30” x 1.5” original painting on stretched canvas with the image continuing around the sides so that no frame is required.  It comes with picture wire, ready to hang. 

Dec 04, 2021

This study in black, white and grays constructs a meandering path for the eye to follow.  Some sections recede, some float on the surface.  And if you wander onto its pathways, at some point you have to make a choice.

48" x 48" x 1.5" original painting on stretched canvas, with the image continuing around the sides so that no frame is required.  It comes with picture wire, ready to hang. 

Dec 02, 2021

Hi-Wire Dance is a light, airy painting with a warmth and openness to life and the living.

40” x 40” x 1.5” original painting on stretched canvas with the image continuing around the sides so that no frame is required.  It comes with picture wire, ready to hang.  

Dec 01, 2021

Inexplicably is bold and playful, taking the eye on a joy ride through its labyrinthine paths.

30” x 24” x 1.5” original painting on stretched canvas, with the image continuing around the sides so that no frame is required.  It comes with picture wire, ready to hang.

Nov 26, 2021

In Amazed you’ll find subtle ghosts on the surface and in the depths.  Wandering the maze, you may encounter them.  Or lose yourself.

44" x 44" x 1.5" original painting on stretched canvas, with the image continuing around the sides so that no frame is required.  It comes with picture wire ready to hang. 

Nov 24, 2021

Be Tender, Be Bold invites us to do both with its lyrical sweeps of color and line against a backdrop of forceful action-painting gestures.

30” x 24” x 1.5” original painting on stretched canvas with the image continuing around the sides so that no frame is required. It comes with picture wire, ready to hang.

Nov 23, 2021

I titled this painting "The Nature of Things" because it made me feel in touch with nature—with the heart and fluidity of life itself.  My inspiration for this particular piece was the excitement of melding the darker blues and blue-greens with the startling contrast of the whites.  I used a palette knife as well as a brush to create the blended colors.  The touch of orange sets off the composition, and the dark lines accentuate the shapes. 

20" x 20" x 1.5" original painting on stretched canvas, with the image continuing around the

Nov 21, 2021

Midnight Choir explores light and dark, enclosure and freedom. Its strong shapes and colors take center stage while allowing gentler elements to join the play.

36” x 24” x 1.5” original painting on stretched canvas with the image continuing around the sides so that no frame is required.  It comes with picture wire, ready to hang.  

Nov 18, 2021

Child’s Play is a light-hearted painting. The carefree calligraphic surface markings contrast with the strong abstract expressionist background in shades from white to dark brown.

40” x 30” x 1.5” original painting on stretched canvas with the image continuing around the sides so that no frame is required. It comes with picture wire, ready to hang.

Nov 16, 2021

Performance is about red and derivatives of red, how we get to red from yellow, how black will moderate the reds, and bringing order to chaos.

36” x 36” x 1.5” original painting on stretched canvas, with the image continuing around the sides so that no frame is required. It comes with picture wire, ready to hang.

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