Sturheit, Sinnlichkeit, Schönheit: Die Kunst der Linda Männel
von Claudia Wunder
Volume Two, Issue Two, "Senses", Visual Art
The dark frown of a faraway storm, the setting sun easing into an embroidered light, resisting its own fixed mechanism of the frame. Maennel’s seascapes and landscapes let the viewer settle into the feeling of distance. Yet, the embroidered trompe l’oeil maintains the illusion that we can actually sense the atmosphere in her scenes, more intimately than a completely two-dimensional image.
Certain threads of yarn, which delicately illuminate the gloaming hour, insist on the sensation of the air’s changeability; a warm thickness as the light subdues, the clearer air as the dark closes in. This texture also evokes the complex movements of the sunset itself; the scattering of wavelengths that eventually reaches our eyes, which have varying sensitivities, and the molecules of air that enter our lungs. The artist notes, in fact, being inspired by Erich Fried’s poem “Sea”, which embraces the act of arriving at a quiet seascape and breathing it in. (...)
excerpt from a text written by
Stephanie Papa, Venti Journal
Full article: https://www.venti-journal.com/linda-maennel
Linda Maennel is a german artist who creates wonderfully light landscapes, portraits, and floral still lifes through the combination of painting and colored yarn on canvas. By mixing different materials, she gives her ink drawings a veiled surface and creates additional spatial and temporal depth. The rather muted pastel colors cover the ink pictures like a light touch of color. The colored yarn covers the paintings and creates a multifaceted view of reality, especially of people and nature.
excerpt from an article written by
Rita Trindade, Through Objects
Das Ende der Kult-Ateliers
von Clara Lipkowski