She primarily paints with oil and her paintings are intended to capture the pulses of cities, from London and Cannes to San Francisco to New York and Los Angeles. The sparse clues of a building and empty facades, often with neon signage, glow in a dimmed half-light while any sign of life inside is obscured by reflections of color dancing across the windows; in others paintings the colors can be seen soaring through the sky. The beat is omnipresent.
Mama Mia is a New York night scene from the perspective of the viewer outside looking inward. This "outsidedness" combines with frequent impossible perspectives in the paintings. Color are bold and lively, and Mary Lipian's passion for color is evident throughout her work. The art of Mary Lipian commonly generates simultaneous responses in the viewer: of comfort, yet disquiet; of resolution, yet unreconcilable conflict.
- $5,001 - $10,000