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barbara greene, mann, greene mann
( Canada )

Art Digital; Dessin; Technique Mixte; Peinture; Photographie; Impression


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Artist Statement 2011

If Art defines a cultural era, Ms. Mann paints a red carpet of high couture to redress the planet. Posh, flimsy garments are redesigned to dress an era of decisiveness and certainty. She has developed a cache of her own against a world racked with cruelty, war, and human suffering. Reconstructing world events, she paints a before and after picture of the situations in question. Her tools, camouflage and chicanery provide innovative alternatives to destructive weapons used by the leaders of genocide.
Fashionably speaking it can be said that Ms. Greene Mann has found the next bra size for tomorrow’s world.
Ms. Mann received her Master of Fine Arts from Wayne State University in Detroit during the turbulent times of the late 60’s. Again its the same issues, but now it’s 2011. Elevated resistance fuels the ongoing battle. Humour and imagination offset the harshness of this captured existence while harmony and peace seek a rebirth. Subconscious thoughts, dreams and unseen possibilities are transformed into new attainable achievements. Avatars and shell proof umbrellas save the day. It’s the birth of a new world.

“It’s a tough battle but someone has to do it”.

Artist Statement 2010

 

My language for painting evolved from years of “painting rooms”. This began at University when we were asked to do still-lifes. I painted all the still-lifes in the room in one painting. I became known for these “rooms” and would visit people’s houses, where I was welcomed as a guest. A file of images, the unknown placement of elements, form and color lead me to magical discoveries. How did the King Tut come into my work? Elements in my latest painting include Guell Park in Spain. The incongruenity is so engaging. Now I am a narrative painter. Often the stories are biographical and as human beings we share similar experiences of pain, love, universal subjects. My paintings bring me joy and others tell me they do too. They may be self healing but psychiatric sessions could never be so cheap. What better images could I hope to invite into the world. Now prose and poetry have been added to my language of creation. Joyfully I can share it with the world.

Weaving memories into new tales, scanning time in a non-predictable manner, my inner world is directed and guided by my Muse. I draw and paint following an intuitive sense. Form, color and placement provide relevance to the view of events. The objective world of form is left behind, accuracy is not my main intent, but how thoughts and feelings are seen and felt on the page. Sometimes the viewer may perceive that the painting has elements that are held in common. The conceptual context pertains to shared circumstances, and this is what and/or when the viewer is drawn into my world. Innocuous visions may influence elements of humour, horror or the like. Eventually the viewer may read or hear the partially factual or actual story. According to interviewed viewers, it doesn’t really matter if we all conceive the same truth, and the artist too, has decided this might be the case. It doesn’t matter. I admit though I do like to include the facts every now and then, just to keep the world updated


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  • love this one...
    Eva
     
    elewarne - 30/10/2012 15:03:52

  • Love this one.

     
    elewarne - 29/08/2011 12:23:41

  • Hello Barbara, I find your pictures very creative and thought-provoking. They have an aesthetic quality of their own, enhanced by the statements which offer an even better understanding of your point of viewing the world.
     
    artemis - 17/08/2011 12:04:33

  • Beautiful pictures!
     
    Nick_Katkov - 16/08/2011 10:42:28

  • nice

     
    KCat36 - 04/06/2011 03:40:10

  • Thanks for your comment...nice work...
     
    stanko - 28/04/2011 11:42:51

  • Hello Barbara,
    I am very happy that you like my artists call and you are also right this project comes deep from my heard to change something. And everybody can changing the world just a little to the good site!
    I am very proud that you find the way to the project !
    A book about Life - Mailart
    http://abalcall.blogspot.com/

    Warm regards!
    Sabine
     
    BineWeltbilder - 26/04/2011 16:10:29

  • interesting work !
     
    michael_johna - 03/03/2011 19:13:32

  • I'm a big fan of the naive style myself. I like this piece.
     
    KevinFSmith - 06/12/2010 14:02:23

  • Creative and very impressive work!!!
     
    katrina - 20/09/2010 18:43:11

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  • wow I love Istanbul . how did you ever do that. you must have very large wings down or maybe it's like when you leave your body and go high up in space looking down. fabulous.
    barb
     
    barbaragreenemann - 30/10/2012 05:31:32

  • These are beautiful. I've been trying digital works but haven't been successful so its always back to the brush for me. Do you print digital images on canvas, paper? and then add paint. just trying to learn and not copy as we all have our own work and it
     
    barbaragreenemann - 31/07/2012 04:00:11

  • These are beautiful. I've been trying digital works but haven't been successful so its always back to the brush for me. Do you print digital images on canvas, paper? and then add paint. just trying to learn and not copy as we all have our own work and it
     
    barbaragreenemann - 31/07/2012 04:00:05

  • Gila you are fantastic.
     
    barbaragreenemann - 31/07/2012 03:52:31

  • Я люблю ваши фотографии и идеи, стоящие за ними. Для меня это, как вы взяли на привычный мир, который был настолько "Go Go", который было сложно увидеть реальность вещей. Я мог бы связать с форматом моей новой работе, и снова приняв тот смысл вещей, чтобы поощрять чувство безысходности, одиночества, красота. спасибо

     
    barbaragreenemann - 29/07/2012 23:20:54

  • J'aime vos photos et les idées derrière eux. Pour moi, c'est comme si vous les avez prises sur un monde familier qui était si "go go" qui est était difficile de voir la réalité des choses. Je pourrais raconter avec le format de mon nouveau travail, refaire et en prenant le sens des choses afin de promouvoir un sentiment de désespoir, la solitude, la beauté. merci
     
    barbaragreenemann - 29/07/2012 23:18:30

  • I love your photos and the ideas behind them. For me its as if you have taken them out of a familiar world which was so "go go" that is was difficult seeing the reality of things. I could relate with the format of my new work, remaking and taking the meanings of things to promote a feeling of despair, seclusion , beauty. thanks
    barb
     
    barbaragreenemann - 29/07/2012 23:17:36

  • I love your photos and the ideas behind them. For me its as if you have taken them out of a familiar world which was so "go go" that is was difficult seeing the reality of things. I could relate with the format of my new work, remaking and taking the meanings of things to promote a feeling of despair, seclusion , beauty. thanks
    barb
     
    barbaragreenemann - 29/07/2012 23:17:31

  • Pauvre Gila .
    Sil vous plait Ne mange pas votre crayons, tu est belle sans la choose verte en votre l'oreil. avec l'amour
    barbara/
    55 year old french, je suis proud.
     
    barbaragreenemann - 29/06/2012 17:19:30

  • Is that the real color purple? yummy
    barb
     
    barbaragreenemann - 22/06/2012 14:45:51

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