Naomi Litvack‘s artistic practice is concerned primarily with landscape; exploring layers of history, the concept of the monumental and human mark making through time.
The themes that run throughout Naomi’s visual art practice are centred around landscape and the natural world. Through painting she explores land and history, as well as ideas of transformation and the human in relation to the natural.
In recent years, research for her practice has included travel to the uninhabited island of Inishlacken in Connemara, Ireland; the Scottish Highlands and Islands in 2018 and a residency in rural Wiltshire in 2018-19. Each of these periods investigated those local landscapes and human relationships with them throughout history, from the ancient to the modern.
A continuous concern in the work is the materiality of painting, and the relationship between the image and the material and process of painting. The history of painting is a concern as both still life and landscape painting are historically loaded, Naomi says she is aware of the conversation with these histories as she paints. In her paintings she attempts, in a personal way, to reframe and re-examine the traditions.
Naomi Litvack is from Belfast. She completed a BA in Painting at Manchester School of Art in 2014 and an MFA in Fine Art at Belfast School of Art in 2018. She was 2018-19 Artist in Residence at St Mary’s School, Calne, and curator of the Flax Gallery at Mossley Mill in 2019-20.
Naomi has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and has been the recipient of prizes and accolades including the University of Ulster Broadening Horizons Travel Grant and the Leonard James Little Award for Painting at Manchester School of Art. She has been shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries and Saatchi New Sensations. Her work is held in various private collections.
Commissions are welcomed.