The Trippe Gallery
Georganna Lenssen is an award-winning artist based in the United States whose paintings have been widely exhibited nationally. The creation of bold abstractions begins with calligraphic marks and pools of transparent colors, which evoke both imagery and space. For Lenssen, the subject acts as a point of departure for her intuitive and organic artistic process. The "ambiguity and open-endedness" of her pieces invite the viewer to establish their own individual rapport with the work. The paintings of contemporary artist Georganna Lenssen explore nature through the language of colors, textures and marks.
Her process is chaotic, bold, responsive and intuitive. It is a highly interactive process — a “trialogue” between the subject, herself and the work. She frequently scrapes down entire paintings repeatedly, not to obliterate what lies beneath, but to merge visual threads and ideas, reconstructing a different kind of organization. This cycle of creation and destruction disrupts tendencies. It forces an unexpectedness, deepening the sophistication and complexity of both image and narrative. Within the chaos and turbulence of Lenssen’s process lies an ordered transmutation of time, discovery and interpretation of content. Painting is her life and her passion — through paint she experiences her world.
My work is the culmination of response, absorption and interpretation of place or content. A thread of commonality exists—from exquisitely patterned African wild dogs to densely sensual frosted cakes to the evocative nature of abandoned structures and the secrets within—the multi-faceted richness of imagery. Opacities, transparencies and iridescences offer a myriad of painterly opportunities. Here is where instinct, memory and sensation merge for me, creating a visual language of mark-making, color interaction and finally the landscape of the painted surface.