We are pleased to present this exclusive limited edition print by NY-based artist AMY LINCOLN, published by cactus moon studio.
'Rainbow with Rain Clouds', 2022
Archival Pigment Print on Somerset Satin 330gsm paper, with screen-printed varnishes and embossing
67.74 x 100 cm / 26.7 x 39.4 inches
Edition of 50 + 5 APs
£1,750 + VAT
NOW £1,225 + VAT
Amy Lincoln (b. Bloomington, IN) makes imaginative and intensely hued paintings of the natural world; in which uniform clouds loom over star-spangled skies, waves lap in strict formation across the ocean, and suns radiate palpable rays of vivid colour.
Inspired by a large-scale painting made for her most recent solo exhibition titled Rainbow Sky at Taymour Grahne Projects, London, ‘Rainbow with Rain Clouds’ depicts a shower of rain from zeppelin-shaped clouds and a rainbow in their most simplified forms. As a widely recognised symbol of hope and optimism, the rainbow in this work acts as an alluring and widely accessible entry point into appreciating Lincoln’s masterful depiction of atmospheric space and colour.
At first glance the composition can appear deceptively simple, however, and upon closer inspection we witness the artist’s meticulous arrangement of gradated colour planes, which carefully transition from one hue to another, composing a matrix of flat shades that create the illusion of depth and motion.
In this hybrid archival pigment print, the sense of depth and motion is further heightened by additional screen-printed layers and embossing. Rain drops twinkle in the light thanks a water-like high gloss varnish layer, falling from two predominant clouds foregrounded by subtle embossing, against the sheen of a semi-circular rainbow that arches across the entire composition. This build-up of layers echoes Lincoln’s intricate layering of colour in her original acrylic painting, and stage set effect of her idyllic invented worlds.
"I systematically transition from one colour to another in bands across the surface of the painting, to create an illusion of space and also to discover unexpected colours along the way.''
About the Artist
Colour acts as a central point of Amy Lincoln's (b. Bloomington, IN) abstracted, dream-like works. Lincoln painted fictitious botanical scenes for many years, inspired in part by naïve painters such as Henri Rousseau. More recently she has simplified her compositions to focus on elements such as water, weather, sunlight and clouds. Few of these subjects, however, are rendered in local colour or concrete form. Every bit of matter in this world can reflect or refract light and appear in any possible shade.
While the paintings feel spacious, every inch of the surface is intricately considered and applied. Through layered gradations of colour, Lincoln constructs a space reminiscent of a stage set, in which dramas of an imagined natural world play out for our contemplation.
Amy Lincoln lives and works in Queens, New York. She completed her MFA in Painting at Temple University, Tyler School of Art in 2006 and her BA in Studio Art at University of California, Davis. Lincoln’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at: Taymour Grahne Projects (2022, Sperone Westwater, NY (2021), Taymour Grahne Projects (Online, 2021), Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York (2018, 2016), and Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL (2016), among others. Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions at galleries in New York including Sargent's Daughters (2018), Regina Rex (2017), Norte Maar (2009; 2010; 2012) as well as internationally at Galerie Valerie Bach, Brussels, Belgium (2020) and Artual Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon (2019). Lincoln has been awarded residencies at the Wave Hill Winter Workspace program, the Inside Out Art Museum Residency in Beijing, and a Swing Space residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
AMY LINCOLN: Limited Edition Print