Lina Alattar - Expressionist Painter
36"H x 48"W
Acrylic on canvas
About The Artist:
Lina Alattar is a Northern Virginia-based artist. Growing up in several cultures and environments, she became attuned to the rhythms and flow of each place. One by one, these influences make their way into her paintings, as they become the visual and energetic basis of her artistic practice.
Lina’s painting process is deeply influenced by 5Rhythms, a dance philosophy based on movement, creativity and connections. These five rhythms are Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness. Using acrylic paint, each painting starts by pouring foundational color fields. From there she transitioned into staccato and chaos, inviting expansive movements and brushstrokes. With deep observation, she shifts to the lyrical stage of the process, by looking for patterns and cycles. This leads her to the final stage, stillness, a surrendered state of being with her work.
The synthesis of her life’s travels and curiosity connects her to a dynamic yet lyrical quality of my work; and like a dance, it becomes the roadmap to everywhere she wants to go.
BFA, Middle Tennessee State University
Study Abroad Art Program: Gubio, Italy
Continuing Art Education: The George Washington University, Washington, DC