70"w x 32"h
Formerly of the fashion world, Kristen's design and merchandising background informs her current abstract expressionist style and figurative painting style. Working from her Atlanta studio, her process is organic and defined by her attention to color, texture and gesture. Inspired by interiors, travel, music and family, Kristen often imagines her work in the home of its future collector. She produces work in a flurry of thought and emotion, and prefers to mix colors directly on the studio floor.
NG Collective Studio is comprised of the artistic works of sisters Laura Naples and Kristen Giorgi. Their work represents a creative conversation between best friends. Each work offers a unique perspective unified by a shared aesthetic employing color, stroke, layering, and varied use of media in abstract and figurative style. From early days, the sisters began to visualize in tandem, which started the development of their visual language. A sense of this relationship is present in their body of work, even as the artists work independently. Each offers contributions and influences the others’ work through ongoing text and phone critiques. The artists’ greatest inspiration lies in the observation of how the other is leaning in her thoughts and processes, how each perspective differs, and the moments where they coincide.