1984 · United Kingdom
Safran-Hon uses a unique process to transform her photographs and layered patterned fabrics into evocative paintings with strong impressionist undertones. Cutting through along the details of architecture, drawing, and light, Safran-Hon pushes concrete through the lace stretched over these empty spaces then paints on top, imbuing each piece with a sculptural quality whose dimensionality causes the eye to stick in the nooks and crannies of the work, lingering over objects—some immediately recognizable, some requiring effort to piece back together. The artist interrogates the concept of home as both a physical place and a common ground for the conflict between fiction and truth, metaphorically hinting to the surrounding politics. Her narrative is about personal and collective histories, the fragility of human experience, with a focus on the internal energy of the material, continuously pushing the viewer to look beyond the surface. Naomi Safran-Hon received an MFA degree from Yale University (2010) and a BA degree from Brandeis University (2008). She is also an alumna of Skowhegan Residency (2012) and of ART OMI Residency (2016) and a current Artist-in-Residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Safran-Hon's work was exhibited at Hearst Tower Galleries, NY; Delaware Center of Contemporary Art, DE; The Museum of New Art, Detroit; 21C Museum, KY; Pen & Brush, NY; Slag Gallery, NYC; Brandt Gallery, Amsterdam; Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY; Asya Geisberg Gallery, NY; Marfa Contemporary, TX; Haifa Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Islip Museum. In 2020 Safran-Hon will exhibit work at Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid and Galerie RX, Paris. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Naomi Safran-Hon is represented by Slag Gallery in New York, the United States.
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