Diana Linsse is a German painter who has always been fascinated by images. Linsse is primarily an abstract painter, though like Picasso she believes that “everything you can imagine is real.” She paints by layering modeling paste, acrylic paint, ink, pastels, and charcoal on the canvas. She extracts objects and forms from their usual context and rearranges them in new settings. By doing this, Linsse hopes to achieve unexpected new harmonies and relationships of form and color. The products of this method are beautiful improvised landscapes like “Roots and Wings” and “Flow,” among others.
Linsse has always been naturally drawn to painting. She began to pursue it as a teenager, but experienced great disappointment when she won fourth place in an important art competition. While the three winners went on to prestigious art universities, she decided to focus on another field of study. But although she wished to move on from painting, painting did not wish to move on from her. Linsse did not feel content until she returned to painting full time as an adult.