Naomi Greene works spontaneously through memory. Her works are an archive of previously lived experiences transcribed through gestural and repetivitve compositions. In contemporary art discourses we are constantly experimenting with ways to portray lived experiences to the viewer. Her work manifests this, as she creates spontaneous abstract pieces as a reaction to past memories and personal experiences. This is embodied through the mixture of abstract painting, symbolic subjects and images of family creating a personal archive. She often uses unwanted images, or other illustrations to give them new meaning or existence. Her paintings are the results of experimentation and the fragmenta- tion of stories. Their compositions are intended to be spontaneous, anchored in the moment of their creation. Fluctuating between two cultures: African- American and French culture, she tries to illustrate her experiences of transition and adaptation. What remains of these experiences are imprints that she brings together through various and varied techniques.
Representing influences from living in France and America, she takes on artistic influences from both countries. This is shown through her use of colour inspired by traditional French colourist works and the influence of American abstract expressionnism.
"123 Wayne ave."
90cm x 100cm
Peinture acrylique, sérigraphie, col- lage, l’aerographie
100cm x 100cm
Techniques mixte, peinture acrylique, collage, cyanotype, sérigraphie sur
1m53 x 1m24
Peinture acrylique, sérigraphie, collage, l’aerographie sur tissu imprimé
Cyanotype sur papier 2020
"Grandmother Allen and Savaughn"
Sérigraphie, Cyanotype 2022
A5 Sérigraphie 2021