Yonat has been working with graphite powder and plastic glue for the past twenty seven years, making drawings, performances and installations. Initially she chose to use graphite powder as a feminist stance, rejecting the precision of pencil preferring, instead, a relationship with the surface that is of a morphing and transient nature. Her works relate to trauma and death both on a personal level, and on a collective level, referring in particularly to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Yonat Nitzan-Green has completed a Fine Art doctorate research, entitled: ‘Saying It Through The Maternal Body: understanding maternal subjectivity through art practice’ from Winchester School of Art, The University of Southampton in 2010. She has exhibited and participated in residencies both in the UK and in Israel. She also chairs PIRG (Phenomenology and Imagination Research Group) and contributes regularly to Winchester School of Art Post-Graduate research blog.
The performativity of Yonat’s painting method continues to evolve. For more information about her process and approach you can read her 2019 interview: January Featured Artist Interview: Yonat Nitzan Green on art, creativity and being human.
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Maternal aesthetics – http://maternalaesthetics.blogspot.co.uk/ (current)
CAS blog: www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk/author/yonat
Samakh 1948 – 2013 – http://samakh1948-2013.blogspot.co.uk/ (July 2013)
Road collage – http://yngroad.blogspot.co.uk/ (August – November 2013)
In2drawing – http://in2drawing.blogspot.co.uk/ (April – August 2012)