In her representations of the human form, Naomi Gallay transcends the boundaries of classical portraiture and gestural abstraction. Paint, applied in angular patches, develops into a visually pleasing series of works that capture a languid yet elegant mood.  

Under these deceptively placid painterly surfaces lies a commentary on social constructs, on identity and race. Gallay explores our perception of race through her use of abstracted forms and tonal contrast — often using multiple skin tones to create the complexion of one figure. To make works that speak to the socio-cultural moment without feeling forced

or overly political is no easy feat, and Gallay succeeds at doing just this.

 

Credits: Patrisha Zabrycki, art critic based in New York.

Twins

Twins, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Witness

Witness, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas BOOKED

Enough (B.L.M)

Enough (B.L.M), 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Similar

Similar, 80 x 60 cm, acrylic on canvas

Air

Air, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas

Wide

Wide, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Réflexion

Réflexion, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Collés serrés

Collés serrés, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Social gathering (in the current context of global quarantine)

Social gathering (in the current context of global quarantine) 130 x 86 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Common Hope

Common Hope, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Submersion

Submersion, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Chair

Chair, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Vague

Vague, 120 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas

Yellow

Yellow, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Two

Two, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Mexicali Rose

Mexicali Rose, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas

Flamingo Road

Flamingo Road, 120 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Thoughts

Thoughts, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

A Bigger Painting

A Bigger Painting, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Day Off

Day Off, 120 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Ciel

Ciel, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Gold Standard

Gold Standard, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas

Blossom Boogy

Blossom Boogy, 120 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Early Blue

Early Blue, 80 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas SOLD

Mr J. Banks

Mr J. Banks, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas

Universal

Universal, 60 x 80 cm, acrylic on canvas

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