The artist’s new work is a breath of fresh air and takes cues from Thelen’s ever evolving and beloved circle motif. Thelen experiments with the simple shape of the circle and allows the process to build into something unexpected and open. "The collection has allowed me to examine myself and present a certain honesty in my work. It is a pure reflection of where I am in the present moment”, says Thelen.
Linc received his BFA in painting from Northern Illinois University. He continued his studies by traveling abroad to Italy and France focused on mastering the chiaroscuro techniques of the Renaissance Masters.
Painting for over two decades, Linc Thelen is an award-winning artist whose work is coveted in both private and public collections. Linc captures the classical principals of painting; composition, texture, form and light and transforms those prominent techniques to canvas. Linc Thelen’s paintings fuse his classical training with a modern perspective.
Linc’s work encompasses the evolution of the circle from precise architectural work to more free flowing organic forms. “The circle represents a metaphor and is the vehicle, which allows me to express myself. The circle can grow and evolve into different things that I can identity with. This body of work has a life of its own- a heartbeat. It evolves as I evolve", says Thelen.
Linc Thelen’s new series “Traverse” is a study of lines and their intersections. By incorporating the fundamental use of light, texture and color he creates spontaneous emotion, which reflects the fluidity of life. The work represents real life metaphors relating to human relationships and the evolution of time.
Linc has been featured in esteemed media outlets including Luxe Interiors + Design, Archilovers, Curbed, Apartment Therapy, Houzz, Details, Arch Daily, Dering Hall, Contemporist, Architectural Digest Russia, Michigan Avenue, Chicago Home + Garden’s Domestica, Lonny, LXTV, HGTV’s Front Door, Rue, The Examiner, Chicago Weekly, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago and dozens of international publications in Israel, Greece, Italy, France, Germany and China. His paintings are available in Chicago at the Merchandise Mart’s prestigious showroom, Jean de Merry and at Matthew Rachman Gallery.