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.