Female Icons: Noah Becker Talks To Painter Natasha Wright

 New York based painter Natasha Wright 

By NOAH BECKER December, 2019

I had a quick chat with the talented New York based New Zealand born painter Natasha Wright. Her solo show is on at SFA Projects in New York's Lower East Side.

Noah: Hello Natasha.

Natasha: Hi Noah.

Noah: What is your current show about?

Natasha: My current show is based off the feminist art installation, The Sister Chapel. I use this installation as a framework to create my own paintings. My paintings explore female icons, prehistoric female icons and contemporary icons and mythological creatures. I paint them in oil, sand, glitter and black magnum.

It's Complicated, 60 x 60, Oil and charcoal on dyed canvas 

Noah: Where is the show?

Natasha: The show is in the Lower East Side on Chrystie Street at SFA Projects.

Noah: How long is the show up?

Natasha: The show is up for another few weeks. It ends on the 15th of December.

Installation view, Sista Chapel, SFA Project, New York NY

Noah: Are you going to Miami this year?

Natasha: No.

Noah: Have you been to Art Basel?

Natasha: Never been.

Noah: I've been 11 times, it's always epic. How is it that you like use color in your work?

Natasha: I think the color is symbolic in some ways, but I use a lot of flesh tones and pink. I think that's because it's related to the body? I'll play up a color against a dark background, so there's a lot of black in my work as well.

Noah: Great. Well, I look forward to seeing your show. And hope readers enjoy the images in this article. WM

Noah Becker

Noah Becker shows his paintings internationally. A visual artist, saxophonist and the publisher and founding editor of Whitehot Magazine, Becker has also written freelance articles for many other major magazines. Becker's writing has appeared in The Guardian, VICE, Garage, Art in America, Interview Magazine, Canadian Art and the Huffington Post. He has also written texts for major artist monographs published by Rizzoli and Hatje Cantz. Becker directed the New York art documentary New York is Now (2010) viewable on Youtube. 

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