The idea of place is a driving force in my recent series of mixed media paintings that explore the suburban landscape I experience on a daily basis. These experiences occur mostly when commuting through a landscape filled with strip malls, highways, and fast food chains. Though commuting is an experience shared by millions I’m always struck by something unexpected within the landscape that’s difficult to pinpoint.
I might be struck by the fading colors of a closed gas station in the afternoon sun or the color contrast created when the intense primary colors of signage cut into the dense green landscapes, which often surrounds them. Impulsively I photograph nearly all of these instances and later re-visit them, selecting formally composed photos, transferring them to wood veneer and carefully painting over the surface.
Through the process of photographing, transferring, and painting, the finished works create a new experience of place that invites us to examine our own relationship to landscape. Upon close examination the illusionist qualities of the paintings diminish with the materiality of flat paint emphasized and ultimately drawing a comparison to the manipulation of our actual landscape. Colorful paintings of suburban sprawl create a sense of nostalgia that is undermined by the knowledge that our experience of landscape is temporal.

As an artist growing up in the suburbs of Chicago David Linneweh has spent most of my life in Illinois; completing his BFA in Painting at Illinois State University in 2002 and his MFA in Painting at Southern Illinois University in 2007. In addition to his exhibition record he has also been published twice in Studio Visit Magazine and in the fall of 2011 was published by in the New American Paintings competition for a 4th time.


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