About the Work
My work uses painting as an exploration to delve into the internalized senses that are not quantifiable which we use to perceive the world: such as intuition, clairvoyance, and other feelings that lie outside of the physical realm. Fragility and impermanence are a constant in a three-dimensional reality, and these works show those very slippages that occur due to interruptions by the metaphysical world. This speaks to our current age, where representation and reality can be interchangeable, and physicality can be fleeting. History and fantasy, also, can be interchangeable and used to reinvent our identities. I am interested, in particular, how legacies of Middle Passage and slavery can be reimagined to fantasize alternate dimensions and multiple storylines--ones that may not be in history books.
Andrae Green is a painter whose work explores the nuances of the collective consciousness that has been shaped by time, the sea and middle passage. Green was born in Kingston, Jamaica where he attended the Edna Manley School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Soon after in 2006, Green was awarded a grant sponsored by the Jamaican government and the Chase Fund to obtain his MFA in Painting at the New York Academy of Art. In 2011, he was awarded a residency at the CAC Troy, New York. Andrae Green’s paintings have been shown internationally in the US, Jamaica, Canada, China and France. In 2012 he was one of two artists chosen to represent Jamaica in the Beijing Biennale. In 2013, Green was selected as a part of the American delegation that represented the US at the Salon de Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France. Green’s paintings are included in many private collections around the world. He currently lives and works in Springfield, MA.