AboutKira Nam Greene’s work explores female sexuality, desire and control through figure and food still-life paintings, surrounded by complex patterns. Imbuing the feminist legacies of Pattern and Decoration Movement with transnational, multicultural motifs, Greene creates colorful paintings that are unique combinations of realism and abstraction, employing diverse media such as oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and colored pencil. Combining Pop Art tropes and transnationalism, she also examines the politics of food through the depiction of brand name food products, or junk food. Recently, Greene started a figurative painting series spurred by the 2016 Presidential Election, Women’s March, #metoo movement and ensuing crisis of conscience, this new body of work aspires to present the power of collective action by women.
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My gallery, Accola Griefen participated in the first Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles, and I did a large mural installation outside the booth. I combined a pair of custom wallpaper printed with archival ink, one of my oil paintings and some … Continue reading
This weekend A.I.R. Gallery participated in the Affordable Art Fair in New York City, and they displayed a few of my smaller works. On the left is the director of A.I.R. Gallery Kat Griefen.