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Lynne Gillan

San Francisco, CA

I paint, I draw, I assemble, I design. I am a seeker of what's beneath and hidden; the river beneath the river. My work lives in color and line and at the intersection where imagery blurs but can reappear and emerge in form. In the moment of becoming, chance marks and layers of color play within a framework of tension and harmony and leads me to discover something new and unknown but suddenly knowable and felt.

I grew up in Chicago, where architecture is king and my love of design became my 9-5. Steel, glass, stone and brick united in geometry, shaped my sense of place. However, Illinois will always be where the prairie fields pull me home.

For five years I lived in China, where I learned the language and the pulse of a city where movement is swift and present. Today this culture lives in me strong like bamboo.

Now I live in San Francisco, where for 25 years I’ve been learning from the energy of the streets. Birthplace of the Beats and the counterculture, ideas continue to live in pockets of the city when I listen and look. I find solitude in the redwoods and the ocean: the church where my imagination and peace of mind meet. Pursuing art has taken courage and time. One artist I admire, John Cage, said it best: begin anywhere

My Artwork

Samsa

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Ziyou

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boulderdash

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Drought

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Innervisions

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Douzheng

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N Judah

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Climb

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Wave (detail)

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To the Curb

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past tense

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