Mappings, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 30 inches.
Lankin writes of his work, "My paintings, acrylic on canvas, are abstract explorations of color and shape, line and mass, movement and balance. I begin my paintings with a plan. The original concept is just the beginning, however – I respond to what I see happening on the canvas. I work improvisationally, intuitively developing the image. My love of color and movement, music and dance are reflected in my painting’s shapes and lines. The finished work often reveals the history of revisions in the pentimenti of paint. My paintings embrace ambiguity and are imbued with multiple meanings."
Alan Lankin was born and raised in Vineland, NJ and became interested in drawing as a teenager. After moving to Philadelphia, he took drawing and painting classes at Fleisher Art Memorial, the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He has exhibited his paintings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Arizona. He lives and works in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, which is just outside Philadelphia.