My work is outwardly influenced by rustic architecture, a sense of resourcefulness or frugality in the midst of decline and decay. Philosophies that embrace beauty in imperfection & decay, such as wabi sabi, also inspires my work. I work variously in paint, print & collage. My textural abstract paintings are often ‘slow’ affairs, taking months to refine. Creating collages from fragments is my therapy, a solace, a process of discovery in (re)construction & (re)connection. I am mindfully absorbed by how the colours & textures I create interact, where the edges meet, overlap, contrast or combine. In the ‘tapestry of life’ we metaphorically grow & evolve, re-build & repair, and these philosophical musings & reflections filter into the ‘fabric’ of my work.
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Jazz Green studied fine art at Farnham and printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London. While studying at the RCA she was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to study for a term at Athens School of Fine Arts. Four months spent in Athens and travelling around Greece to some of its small islands was an influence in the development of her art. After graduating from the RCA she was selected for the ‘New Contemporaries’. She later moved from London to live in rural Suffolk.
Jazz Green is also a member of The Suffolk Group.
2019 The Suffolk Group, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, UK
2018 Walberswick weekends, May 2016 to August 2018, UK
2017 Artworks, Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, UK
2016 Cley Contemporary, Cley, Norfolk, UK
2016 100 Square Feet, Halesworth Gallery
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, 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
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