This painting's intricate network of lines and layers mirrors the frenetic energy of urban spaces and the balance those spaces strike between order and chaos. Greenbaum considers herself a minimalist, despite her intricate compositions. She draws underlying geometric structures that function as scaffolding, providing a framework for each painting's overlying marks.
Joanne Greenbaum begins each new piece with the intention that it will lead to something different. Her evolving body of work balances the tumultuous with the methodical and includes paintings, sculptures and works on paper. She often marks the surface of her work with ballpoint pen, ink, oil paint and glaze in gestures that are both intense and inscrutable.