Lynn Rupe

"Abstract"

Large Format - “Abstract”

I love paintings that give me somewhere to go, something to do—paintings that capture my attention and challenge me to make my own discoveries. I love paintings that possess a compelling charisma and make it hard for me to walk away.

I paint large modular work on panels. I often switch the panels around as I paint, changing the order and orientation to encourage new and surprising configurations. I feel my work on a particular piece is complete when I feel engaged with it—no longer as the painter but as a viewer. Each painting finds its own way, meandering toward completion; the images change and build upon themselves in the process, so their final form is the coda to an evolving dialog.

In a way, I am painting puzzles that have no need to be “solved”—
an array of images that resist straightforward interpretation but nevertheless draw the viewer in. Although it isn’t my goal to create images that speak a precise language, I believe that my paintings offer a proliferation of clues, references, connections, and ambiguities. I want to give the viewer a toehold in chaos.

Lynn Rupe

Lynn Rupe

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AREA NOT PHOTOGRAPHED BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC  (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe
MY AFTERNOON WITH BOB ROSS (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe
FAMILY TERRARIUM (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe
SCHADENFREUDE (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe
GENERAL SCRIMMAGE (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe
SINGING (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe
M.L. PANDORA'S  WAREHOUSE AND FURNACE COMPANY (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe
MY FABULOUS INNER LIFE IN A NUTSHELL (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe
NEAPOLITAN EPISODE (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe
NIGHT AT THE LACKAWANNA OPERA AND SPA (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe ON A ROLL (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe THE COMPANY MAKES THE FEAST (c) 2005 Lynn Rupe

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