Jazz Green

Abstract elements of the rustic and rural, in the textures and hues of the landscape through the seasons or other signs of time passing by. Old barns or ramshackle sheds, weathered wood, crackled or faded paintwork, the patina of rust, the colours of lichen as ‘nature’ subtly regains ground, all curiously interest me aesthetically, and also serve to remind me that there is some beauty in imperfection and natural decay. I aim to convey an often melancholic enchantment with these quiet signs of ‘time passing’ by evoking a sense of solitude, fragility or graceful resilience in my work.

Some of my paintings have evolved into more linear abstraction, relating to edges, borders or boundaries, often drawn from the patterns of fields, old airfields, farm tracks or outbuildings, an environment which not-so-subtly pervades as a visual influence throughout the year.

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Jazz Green studied fine art at Farnham and printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London. Whilst a student at the RCA she was awarded an Erasmus travelling scholarship to Athens School of Fine Arts. Four months studying in Athens and travelling around Greece (and to Istanbul in Turkey) to some of its many small islands was a strong influence in the development and direction of her art. On graduating from the RCA she was selected for the ‘New Contemporaries’, a national touring show culminating in an exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in London. She later moved from London to live in rural Suffolk.

2013 All the Way to the Sea, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK
2012 Feeling the Pressure, Rhyl Arts Centre, Wales, UK
2012 On the Map, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Sussex, UK
2012 Seven Ways, Wymondham Arts Centre, Norfolk, UK
2011 A Touch of Frost, Reunion Gallery, Felixstowe, UK
2011 Six Abstract Painters, The Halesworth Gallery, UK
2010 Textures, Traces & Elements, Beyond the Image Gallery, Suffolk, UK
2010 Rebirth, Art1821 Gallery, Norwich, UK
2010 Elements: Man & The Environment, The Forum, Norwich, UK
2009 Salt of the Earth, Salthouse Church, Norfolk, UK
2008 Ten Edgescapes, TargetFollow Arts, CentrePoint Tower, London, UK


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