OUR KING WOMAN; LYNN SPOOR
Lynn Spoor, is a bright, up and coming artist from the Netherlands. Born on 7 July , 1997 in Beverwijk, the Netherlands, she currently lives and works in IJmuiden. Having completed her fine-art course at HKU, the University of the Arts in Utrecht..
She paints bold and active brush strokes on large canvases. Drawing deep from her roots in IJmuiden, a coastal town dominated by the steel industry and the North Sea, her art is dynamic and raw. After discovering how the mere change of a few lines could dramatically alter the emotions conveyed by the charcoal and pencil life-like portraits she drew growing up, she found her freedom in abstraction. From exact imitation of external reality, Lynn Spoor has evolved to successfully create a less representational visual language. Anonymous, sometimes obscured, often mysterious faces express her personal reality filtered through feeling. She continues to explore new methods of expressing the emotions she formerly drew in portrait, using unconventional materials such as aluminum and techniques such as geometric stamping.
Exploring the interior processes of her life, Lynn Spoor often creates series, enabling a dynamic interplay between the canvasses and their vibrant colors. In her paintings she has made a more or less complete retreat from representation. Reflecting her energy and state of mind when painting, color will take precedence over shape, departing from the distraction of realism. Today, it is a reflection of re-capturing and appreciating purity through her colours, brush strokes and textures. It is returning purity back to a world that has lost its way.