Mary Lingen (American)
Lives and works in Backus, MN
May Lingen produces unique oil paintings whose landscape subjects are the results of her calm, walking in the woods and seeing the world around her, observing its physical changes and the way the light looks at certain times. In her paintings representation and abstraction coexist in the same work.
Lingen’s paintings are executed with thin, flat paint. Brushwork and texture are absent, because she feels they interfere with a clear reading of the shapes, lines and colors. Her focus is on the complexity within the landscape, and on connecting the parts into a whole. Each painting is a universe onto itself, with a distinct visual logic. Lingen employs systems of segmentation and her own manual pixelization to accomplish them.
Mary Lingen’s paintings are represented in numerous private and corporate art collections.