(b.1942, Germany) Naim’s large-scale abstract paintings are monochromatic, tactile, and highly personal in nature. Working with plaster on wood, Naim opts to use her hands to apply ink, chalk, charcoal, graphite and pigments to the ‘breathing body’ of the painting surface. The result is organic, both in temperament and process. Shapes and lines are continually buried and excavated in order to reveal the dark and light, the visible and invisible.
Born in 1942 and raised in Germany, Naim has lived most of her life in Canada and Israel working as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Naim has exhibited in Israel since 1995 and in Canada since 2014. Her work is held in private collections in Israel and Canada.