Urban Relativity

Lynn Neuman’s urban landscapes depict snapshots of the fleeting and dynamic interplay of life:  interior vs. exterior, movement vs. stagnant, and organic vs. inorganic.  Her subjects and the cities they inhabit briefly intersect while passing each other.  As our urban lives become increasingly digitized and disconnected, she is asking the viewer to pause and take notice. By presenting naturally occurring but overlooked scenes of structural and compositional intrigue, interactions are preserved on canvas for contemplation and reflection.  

These oil paintings are done in the illustrative realism method.  They are based on her travel photography and constructed freehand using multiple layers that increasingly create detail, while allowing space for the viewer’s imagination.