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Almine Rech annonces representation of expressionist and devotional painter Genesis Tramaine

Almine Rech is pleased to announce the representation of contemporary Newark-based artist Genesis Tramaine in Europe, the United Kingdom, and Asia. Almine Rech will also be working in with the artist in the United States in partnership with Richard Beavers Gallery (Brooklyn), who has represented Tramaine since 2018. 

Through a mixture of acrylic and oil-based paintings, Genesis Tramaine (b. 1983) creates abstract portraits of men and women who transcend gender, race, and social structures. The blueprint of Tramaine’s style is rooted in a strong mix of 1980s New York graffiti and imagined images of gospel hymns sung on Sunday morning during church. 

Tramaine paints with a confrontational and provocative use of color and through an urban-inspired, mixed-media approach. Her work is deeply invested in capturing the emotions and experiences of Black Americans, layering brushstrokes to reveal faces that reflect real moments and imagined metaphors. Tramaine’s work is also powerfully influenced by Bible verses and other readings she studied in church. Her spiritual influences have a strong impact on the composition and depth of her paintings, which explore deeply human themes including ethics and insanity, the mundane and the inhumane, spirituality, sexuality, and sentimentality. 

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Tramaine earned her M.S from Pace University and B.S from Utica College of Syracuse University. Tramaine has exhibited nationally and internationally, including an inaugural solo exhibition with Almine Rech in London in February 2020, ‘Parables of Nana’, as well as exhibitions at Richard Beavers Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC; The Tree House, Governors Island, NYC; The Salt Space, Chelsea, NYC; The Raging Spoon Gallery, Toronto, Canada; AOF Gallery, NYC; and more. Her work resides in prominent museum collections including the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Miami and the Contemporary Art Foundation, Tokyo.