Linc Thelen

Linc Thelen

United States 1971

Painting, Design

Linc Thelen
Linc Thelen
United States
September 25, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Linc Thelen is an American artist known for experimenting with a simple shape – such as circle, allowing it to become something way more unexpected.

Linc earned his BFA in painting at the Northern Illinois University. He continued his education by traveling abroad, to Italy and France, focusing on mastering the technique of chiaroscuro, the one of the Renaissance Masters. Linc perfected the classical principals of painting – texture, composition, form and light. By fusing the classical training with a modern perspective, he created his very own artistic expression, recognizable and unique.

Linc Thelen between the classic and a modern

Linc Thelen - Creation (by Michelangelo's work)
Linc Thelen – Creation (by Michelangelo’s work)

Linc’s interest in art and started very early. First, he was simply following his father – the owner of a design-build company. Linc actually built a career just by combining interior architecture, design-build and the visual arts. The existing relationship between these two, art and design, are a constant theme in this artist’s life.
With more than two decades of painting behind him, Linc has won many awards, having his art in many private and public collections.
Linc’s work in the same time provokes and follows the evolution of the circle. From its precise architectural performance to somewhat more free flowing organic forms.

“The circle can grow and evolve into different things that I can identify with.”

Diary of Abstraction

Linc Thelen - Diary of Abstraction
Linc Thelen – Diary of Abstraction

This artist is represented by Matthew Rachman Gallery.

Linc Thelen lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015River North Gallery WalkRiver NorthGroup
2015 Traverse, featuring new paintings by Linc ThelenMatthew Rachman GallerySolo