Linda Laino Paintings
Linda Laino approaches art-making as an investigation. Her paintings never attempt to tell a story. Instead, her narratives evolve as a by-product of her process where figures find themselves interacting with elements of nature in unusual ways. Always struggling to find beauty in the damaged, she strives towards both elegance and tension, leaving behind clues of her thought process for the viewer to piece together their own conclusions. Echoing Cezanne’s approach to painting, her “spontaneous organization” refuses to separate invention from the stable way in which we see the world. With one foot in representation and one in abstraction, she attempts to paint the groundedness of the logical world paired with the dream-like experience of the seemingly illogical world.