Madelynn Green

  • , Red Giant, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
    70 7/8 x 70 7/8 in
  • , Protostar, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    120 x 120 cm
    47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
  • , Polaris, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    50 x 40 cm
    19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
  • , Birth of a Star, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    100 x 90 cm
    39 3/8 x 35 3/8 in
  • , Zenith, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
    70 7/8 x 70 7/8 in
  • , Dark Matter, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    50 x 40 cm
    19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
  • , Blue Moon, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    160 x 140 cm
    63 x 55 1/8 in
  • , Syzygy, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    50 x 40 cm
    19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
  • , Variable Star, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    90 x 120 cm
    35 3/8 x 47 1/4 in
  • , Open Cluster, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    152.4 x 122 cm
    60 x 48 1/8 in
  • , Sirius, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    180 x 180 cm
    70 7/8 x 70 7/8 in
  • , Shelter, 2019
    Oil on canvas
    175 x 160 cm
    68 7/8 x 63 in
  • , Visions, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    90 x 100 x 4 cm
    35 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 in
  • , Break of Dawn, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    120 x 100 cm
    47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in

Madelynn Green (b. 1993 in Milwaukee, USA) lives and works in London. Referencing the visual language of film photography, with its distinctive haze and ambiguity, Green’s paintings function as the physical embodiments of underrepresented histories and visually engender social and political concepts. Paint drips and figures are loosely rendered to foreground the strength of the medium as a tool for radical image-making, distinct from the objective camera lens. This imaginative balance between abstraction and representation generates new associations. In speaking about her practice, Green often notes how her experiences growing up in the American midwest and south shape her subjective and material interests, which, despite manifesting in paint, are rooted in photography. 

Green’s background in politics guides her paintings and is subtly manifested in her proliferation of counter-hegemonic images. Making paintings in focused series, she addresses a range of subjects, synthesizing varied ideas and experiences. Working from photo and video reference material as well as imagination, recent subjects have included family and social dynamics—primarily those found in nightclubs and crowds. Green’s work is held in private collections globally and was acquired by the UK Government Art Collection in 2019. 


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