Li Trincere has spent a lifetime in New York City making hardedge paintings. As a young artist, she took Ted Stamm’s serial works to be key examples in her development. Li subsequently found acceptance among the group of artists which looked to Olivier Mosset and Steven Parrino as exemplary. Although she showed with Rolf Ricke in Cologne and Julian Pretto in New York, Li’s work never found the audience common to many of these male artists.
The “cult value” of her art, as the term was explicated by Walter Benjamin, remains quite vivid. Li Trincere has persisted, despite the alleged death of painting, in making art in a particular place and at a particular time.
The Neo and The Geo is a group exhibition which includes Li Trincere’s early work at Pazo Fine Art in Washington DC. It is on view through October 28, 2021.
Painting Zero is a solo exhibition which includes ten of Li Trincere’s new works at David Richard Gallery in New York. It is on view through October 29, 2021.
Mike Zahn, October 2021