Contemporary artist Georganna Lenssen’s work is anchored in representational subject matter as a point of departure. With no predetermined end in mind, she works intuitively and responsively, exploring possibilities and directions as part of her process. While constantly referencing the natural world, she creates an image that is unpredictable, ambiguous and evocative. Her work stands out for its intensity, mood and complexity of the painted surface.
Part of her approach is to challenge herself by working outside of her comfort zone. She constantly changes her colors and their order on her palette, often randomly, and varies her surface choices, their sizes and orientations. The end result is unexpected—to her and the viewer.
Georganna is also teaching an exciting one-day workshop at the Center on April 20. Click here for details.
"This body of work presents a sampling of both plein air and studio work. Regarding still life work, while I still love painting solitary, items – fruit, pastry or flowers to name a few, lately I find the interrelationships of multiple items almost randomly thrown together both challenging and engaging. The chaos of colors, shapes and textures presents a myriad of possibilities. Translating and orchestrating this into marks and surface textures is exciting and stimulating.
As for plein air work, it parallels the above in the sense that I am creating order out of nature’s chaos and translating it into marks, textures, and color relationships."
Georganna Lenssen’s paintings are evocative and mysterious in nature—they merge instinct, memory and sensation, creating a visual language of mark-making, color interaction and ultimately a landscape of painted surface.
Exhibiting regularly, she also competes in plein air events including the prestigious Plein Air Easton and Cape Ann Plein Air.
Originally from Seoul, Korea, Georganna graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Villanova University.
Gallery representation includes South Street Art Gallery in Easton MD, J.Cacciola gallery in Bernardsville NJ, and Red Raven Art Company in Lancaster PA.
In addition to her own work, Georganna Lenssen is available for painting instruction through Wayne Art Center in Wayne PA, private lessons through her studio in Historic Yellow Springs in Chester Springs PA and through various workshops regionally.
Georganna Lenssen: Reinventing the Real
March 2 - April 20
Opening Reception March 2
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Artist Talk at 5:20pm