Signed L/L “Naomi Lorne” also signed and bearing NY exhibition label with original title on verso.
Lorne, a New York expressionist, is known for her somber and reserved color palette, usually applied with palette knife. Her art revolves around the search for order within the world of chaos.
This particular painting exhibits her interest in medium specificity- that is the idea that art should be concerned with the material realities of its media. In other words, painting should be about exploring the limits of paint as a material and the limits of the procedure by which we paint. Using the spatula allows Lorne to emphasis the viscosity of the paint she’s using, which is further reinforced by the dark colors, drawing attention to the texture rather than the forms.