Lynnea Holland-Weiss

Bay Area raised artist, Lynnea Holland-Weiss (b.1990) makes vibrant paintings that chart people’s movement through space and time, and in this way they feel cinematic. She is fascinated with body language and what muscle memory says about our history and the human experience as a whole. Her paintings embrace bold or unusual color combinations, as a means of accentuating feeling and pushing the ambiguity of race and gender. She is interested in dissolving the ability to disassociate oneself from one another. Her modes of painting, whether rendered or graphic, washy or thick and textured, flow in and out of many different approaches all within a single piece. This diversity of styles engages in the ongoing contemporary conversation of painting and its history. Lynnea also uses layering as a way to depict movement, the concept of time lapsing and simultaneous moments occurring. It doesn’t seem to matter who the figures are in the work, just that we relate to them and have a sense of what they might be thinking and feeling. In addition to her studio practice, she actively puts her work up publicly and paints murals. She wants her work to be an accessible part of the everyday experience for someone stumble upon, in addition to being found in the gallery museum setting.


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