* All images used with permission. Please do not distribute without first contacting the artist.
Lina Rincon was born in Medellin, Colombia and lives and works in Oslo, USA and Colombia. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Lina describes her work by saying, “One of the main themes in my paintings is the interior. I depict interior spaces that are sparsely furnished and decorated, and without the representation of a person physically present. These are uninhabited architectural spaces where the mind can meander. Through the layering of evidences that includes personal items and generic furniture settings, I design fictional narratives that reflect different states of mind. I consider the potential for rooms to symbolize the individual or a social group, following the tradition of artists that depict interiors as an extension of the inner life. Among these influences are the artists Dexter Dalwood and the The New Leipzig School of painting. My paintings of interiors represent a multi-layered self-portrait. Each room becomes a reflection of who I am. Sometimes I insist upon mastery over my image, demonstrating cunning vanity and self-consciousness; I strive for perfection wrapped in celebrity-like attire. Other times I abandon self-righteousness, and instigate a dialogue of self-inquiry and struggle.”