|Suzanne Green is both an artist, and an art and design teacher, based in London.|
Suzanne Green is both an artist, and an art and design teacher, based in London. She currently works in printmaking using gel printing plates, and ready-made silicone.
"I received my BA in Graphic Design from Camberwell School of Art and upon graduating, I worked within the Design Industry for 5 years and enjoyed the union of both commercial and creative solutions. Using my experience I decided to become a teacher in Art and completed a PGCE (Postgraduate certificate in Education). After several years, I decided to develop my own creative pursuits and continued my education by completing a Master’s Degree in Graphic and media Design from the London College of Communication."
"My graphic design background has had a strong influence in my work, but also helped me to realise I am on a continual journey of discovery and always have approached my intent with an open and critical mind. My abstract process comprises of a continual search for balance between shape and colour. The surface of my prints are a culmination of both. Even though I have a methodical approach of using stencils to build my compositions, elements built up with delicate layers of slow drying acrylic paint, and I try to arrive at an instinctual order that set in motion my creative process."
"Driven by the experimentation of colour planes, I would define my creative process as the action of layering, using the gel plate to explore the infinite subtlety of what happens when an area of colour is added over another, eliciting a range emotional responses."
"Experimentation is always unpredictable, and balancing between the need to add and to hold back, whilst creating and embracing the anomalies of different marks and textures."
"By creating atmospheric abstractions of seemingly endless visual variations, my intention is to provide an opportunity for the viewer to pause and consider the images serene and meditative qualities, and their own individual relationship to colour and the balance of form."
"All shapes are hand drawn and made into a stencil, and each stencil is layered strategically by a sense of balance of colour and shape. The shapes have a memory that converges with and impacts the layer above and below as if given permission by the soft yielding surface of the plate. I continual experiment, pushing the limits of what the plate can do, loving the notion of placing paper onto a plate, applying pressure and seeing the creation of a whole new piece."