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Naomi Munuo - Changing Faces

This exhi­bi­tion marks the Chang­ing Faces’ of Naomi’s paint­ing jour­ney over the past 18 years since mov­ing to Suffolk.

15/09/22 – 08/10/22
Opening Times
Sun–Tue, Closed
Wed–Sat, 11:00 – 18:00
Naomi Munuo is a fine artist with a fashion design background. She studied at Central St Martins in the late 80’s and early 90’s. A career in art and design education led to her running an arts faculty for many years whilst producing and exhibiting her own work. Since 2019 Naomi has been a full-time artist and dedicates her time to creating and exhibiting her work. Changing Faces features elements of a creative output produced during the last 18 years since moving to Suffolk, alongside recent works of the past months.

Naomi’s work is representational - still life, interiors and figure. Within her works on paper, she drawson elements of the unexpected and accidental to give her work, life and freedom, using a range of media. In her current work she is focussing on acrylic painting on canvas. Naomi’s work is of the mid-century style inspired by the modern masters, her family and interior surroundings. Naomi sets up still life scenes with objects and artefacts from around her house. Her figures have a sculptural element to them. She grew up surrounded by her father’s sculptures and her mother’s collections of vintage ceramic ornaments, fabrics and colourful abstract paintings.

Since leaving the family home many years ago she has set out to establish collections like this in her own home and studio, and they are a constant source of inspiration for her. Colour, composition, contrast, narrative, motif and mark making are important elements in Naomi’s work.

‘My artistic intention is to create a frisson between joyful colour harmonies and compositional structure whilst narrating the drama which exists in the relationship between the object or figure and its environment. I am keen to explore the boundary between observation and imagination and capture the essence of form and juxtapose this with flat patterned areas. From my work I hope the viewer will take away some of the beauty that I see in everyday things’.
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