Born in Brooklyn in 1983, Genesis Tramaine’s abstract portraits take inspiration from 1980s New Yorkgraffiti art and the spiritual energy of Sunday gospel choirs. Her impressionistic hand manages to transcendgender while conveying a sense of personality and is deeply rooted in her Southern Baptist beliefs. Crediting her creativity to her steadfast faith, Tremaine often lists ‘Yeshua’ (the Hebrew word for Jesus) or ‘The HolySpirit’ alongside the rest of her employed materials. Her oil and acrylic-based paintings strive to capture the under represented black soul through her “facial explosions” and exuberant colour palette.
Her work has recently been subject of a solo show at the Rubell Museum in Miami (2021) and resides inthe collections of prestigious collections worldwide including The Brant Foundation, New York; the ICAMiami; the Contemporary Art Foundation, Tokyo; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; and theRubell Museum, Miami.
Mother May I, 2020
Acrylic, oil pastels, paint sticks, Yeshua
183.5 x 122.2 x 6.7cm
On display in the Latin Lounge, second floor