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Curves, Crosses & Glory

Lynn Jaanz

Lynn’s art explores the human condition and the complexities of living
The use of colours, curves, crosses portrays the different journeys mankind takes in search of meaning and peace. The busyness of some works strongly depicts the myriad of experiences and emotions on the journey through this life.

“Man is searching for meaning, searching for hope, searching for love, searching for significance in his perpetual state of confusion.

Her work has underlying interpretations of spirituality and perception of ‘a higher power’ which jumps off the canvas and touches the viewer. Art has always been part of Lynn’s life, growing up in Victoria most of her youth was surrounded by nature, beauty and artistic inspirations.

The journey behind the masterpieces.
by J.D. Nelson

Lynn Jaanz is an internationally acclaimed artist who has received honorable mention at the 30th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition at the Agora Gallery in New York, and was awarded for her series at Spectrum Miami Exhibition. Featured in the Artist’s Palette Magazine, MANUKA Magazines and Melbourne Observer, Lynn has also appeared on Lethbridge Gallery’s website as a Lethbridge 10,000 finalist for her painting, ‘Rapture’.

As an established and well-known prophetic artist, Lynn’s colourful artwork is well sought-after between New York, Miami, Singapore, Milan, Rome, and Australia-wide. Lynn regularly exhibits around the world and has sold her works internationally for over two decades. Her masterworks are bought as statement pieces as part of interior design projects for luxurious homes, while others are commissioned and sold to celebrities, investors and art collectors.

After exhibiting at the Plural Unique 2 show at Next Gallery in Piacenza, Italy in late 2015, Lynn has built a strong following in Italy, with recently exhibiting at Rosso Cinabro Gallery and the Elsa Morante Library in Rome, as well as Stazione di Milano Cadorna in Milan.

Lynn’s art is appreciated for its unique and fresh approach to abstract, with its underlying interpretations of spirituality and perception of a higher power. Her work has the ability to touch one’s heart and soul as her art translates significant meaning and sovereignty straight from the canvas.

Growing up in Australia, art has always been part of Lynn’s life as she was surrounded by nature, beauty and artistic inspiration. Undoubtedly, this was a big reason why Lynn began to paint. However, after having travelled to Italy in the 80’s and seeing such inspiring paintings and beauty of the countryside, Lynn was left with vivid images in her mind. These visions have been interpreted and still appear through some of Lynn’s paintings.

Behind the joy of painting, Lynn spent years battling a chronic illness. Painting became a big part of her healing process as doctors instructed to use painting as a form of recovery. Her illness and miraculous recovery drew Lynn to the world of the supernatural. Today, her work reflects the way she sees life with all of its colour and beauty. From rich warm hues to cool tones, Lynn searches the unknown phenomenon and psychic of the human condition, and explores the complexities of living.

Lynn taps into a truly unique style of curves, with the use of colour in erratic, speedy, busy tumultuous ways. Through fine lines and outlines of curves, Lynn’s search of higher power in all his glory is what she is celebrated for.

The concept, within Lynn’s work, strongly reflects the connection between the human condition and the supernatural or spiritual. Her themes express man’s search for meaning, search for God and the tragedy of living. The overriding theme is of man being lost in the insanity of life, only to find redemption and salvation. As Lynn describes it, “Man is searching for meaning, searching for hope, searching for love, searching for significance in his perpetual state of confusion”. Lynn’s art gives hope and rejoices the light amongst the darkness.

Described as an Impressionist Abstract Colourist, Lynn is renowned for representing the journey of life extensively, as the topics of birth, death, heartache, sorrow, joy, love and eternity are depicted by the recurrent images of crosses and colours. Lynn uses extreme and strong colour, textures and imagery to reinforce the different stages of life, and the emotional conditions that come with it. The commotion expressed in her works depicts the myriad of experiences and sentiments on the journey. With close observation, art lovers can identify the varied durations, and dramatic and poignant strokes. Her freehand style displays life in its fullness. Through these techniques, Lynn takes aestheticians on a journey within each colour, with all its power, beauty and majesty. Her vision is to give the viewer a sense of joy and peace in a world that is so full of fear.

In addition to her artistry, Lynn launched her new book titled ‘A Journey from Heaven to Healing’ in February 2017. After having many near-death experiences, Lynn wrote this book to tell the story of her journey. Inspired by those struggling with what life has thrown at them, Lynn hoped to enthuse and nourish the souls of her readers with her words and art images shown throughout the book. For more information, or to order a copy of the book, please visit http://www.lynnjaanzbook.com

AWARDS

2017     International Prize Andrea Mantega, Social Theatre of Mantova, Italy

2016      Certificate Awarded for “Alpha” in The Artbox Project Miami 1.0 with Artwork Shown in Miami, Billboard Painting Exhibition, Artbox Gallery, Switzerland

2015      Honorable Mention, 30th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York City

2014      Winning Artwork Exhibited in Brunswick Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012      First Place for “John 3:16”, Easter Competition, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Australia

2011      Finalist for “Rapture”, Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Australia

2010      Finalist, Small Works, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Australia

2009      Top 5 Finalist, Winsor & Newton Tricky Technique Painting Competition, London, UK

2008      Finalist and Honourable Mention, Melton Art Show, Melton, Australia

GALLERY REPRESENTATIONS

2017-ongoing    Viking Framer Industry Art Gallery, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia

2016-2017            Rosso Cinabro, Rome, Italy

2015-ongoing    York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2014-2015            Smartz Arts Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2012-2014           Westpac Bank, Cnr Collins and Swanston St, Melbourne, Australia

2010-2013           Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Australia

2009-2010          Chapel Foyer, Mitcham, Melbourne, Australia

2008-2010          Duke’s Gallery, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia

2007                      Flynn Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Broadbeach, Australia

2006-2008           Balencea Apartments, Melbourne, Australia

2005-2006           Degraves Street Café, Melbourne, Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019     “Spirit and Truth Series”, York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2018      Private Viewing for Art Collectors, York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2018     “Life Source”, York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2018     “Travelling Through Life”, York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2017      VIP Private Viewing, York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2016     “Wisdom”, York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2015      “Compassion”, Supporting the Toothbrush Project Cambodia, York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2014      “Human Condition”, Smartz Arts Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2014      VIP Private Viewing (international guests), York Street Art Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2012      “Curves, Crosses & Glory”, Smartz Arts Gallery, South Melbourne, Australia

2004-2008     Bi-Annual Exhibitions, Ormond Hall, Melbourne, Australia

2006      “Colour Your Life Series”, Ormond Hall, Melbourne, Australia

2006      Open House Gallery, Eureka Tower, Melbourne, Australia

ENQUIRIES

Website:       http://lynnjaanzartgallery.com

Email:             curator@lynnjaanzartgallery.com

 

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-Jaanz-Art-Studio-243801879120362

Twitter:         https://twitter.com/jaanz_lynn  (@jaanz_lynn)

Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/lynnjaanzartgallery (@lynnjaanzartgallery)

YouTube:      http://yt.vu/+lynnjaanz

PUBLICATIONS

2016     “A Journey from Heaven to Healing” (publisher XLIBRIS, December 2016)

MEDIA APPEARANCES

2019     “Fine Art TV Series – Colour In Your Life” with Graeme Stevenson, Season 19 Episode 2, Interview and tutorial, Melbourne, Australia

2017      “The Journey Behind the Artistry” by J.D. Nelson, Manuka Magazine, Debut Issue – Cultural Evolution, August 2017

2017      “Inspiration: International Art Book”, 2017 Edition, Contemporary Masters Collection

2016      “Lynn Jaanz Introduction”, Visual Recording for Exhibition and Book Launch in Singapore, ante Arts Consultancy & Events

2015      Italian Magazine, Featured with painting “Madonna” and compared with the great artist, Pollard.

2014      “Searching for Meaning and Peace”, Canvas Porch Thoughts – Mark Richardson Straight from the Heart, Melbourne Observer Newspaper, June 25

2011      Interview with Margarethe Jübner, Art Galleria TV, Melbourne, Australia

2010      “The Power of Abstract” (Insight) and “Prophetic Colours in the Hidden Birds” (Demonstration), Artist’s Palette – Issue 86, May 28

EDUCATION

2005     Diploma of Art, Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne, Australia

2004     Diploma of Arts and Crafts, Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne, Australia

Impressionist Abstract Colourist.

Lynn has currently sold pieces of her work privately and has had exhibitions at:

 

  • Ormond Hall 2004 -2010 twice a year
  • Eureka Towers Melbourne
  • Flynn’s Gallery Broadbeach Queensland
  • Duke’s Gallery representation Docklands Melbourne
  • The Melton Art Show & Chapel on Station Gallery
  • Showing of work in 2010 -2013 Box Hill Featured Artist Christmas and Easter
  • 2013, Pigment Gallery Nicholas Building, Lynn work also has been selling internationally private sales. (Traveling the world)
  • Exhibited works ACAF Gallery Chapel st Christmas Exhitition 2013
  • Sole exhibition Smartz Gallery, South Melbourne2014
  • 7 pages article on Artist Pallete art magazine
  • Italian newspaper 2015
  • Galleria TV Youtube interview 2001
  • Featured Australia newspaper Melbourne observer
  • Exhibited The other Art Fair Sydney 2015
  • Exhibited Italy, 2015
  • Exhibiting work York Street Art Gallery 2016
  • Book/Art coming 2017 Published in America
  • Professional Artist with regular art collector buyers.