Naomi Frears Wish you were here 2006 Acrylic on board
Naomi Frears
Wish you were here 2006
Acrylic on board
25 x 51 cm

In her monochromatic paintings of figures lost in thought in an internal landscape, the lightness and open-endedness conventionally associated with drawing (as opposed to painting) is evident. For Naomi Frears, the intuitive journey of making involves repeatedly ‘burying’ an emerging image under a new surface of paint if it does not have the necessary sense of ‘rightness ’ that she is looking for. Consequently, some paintings may have numerous versions beneath the surface we see.