Nina’s work is immediate and colourful; working with a variety of techniques from print to intricate collage and ink painting, she uses these to explore perception and new ways of looking at our surroundings. It is easy to see the inspiration from nature and patterns throughout Nina’s practise as she moves through different subject matter and new territory. Growing up in Scandinavia and Mexico has left a mixed cultural imprint in her persona that is reflected in both the bright colours and the use of forest imagery.
What are you exhibiting at the show?
Nine Ink paintings and a collage; they explore space and distance in natural landscape.
A lot of your work features landscape or foliage, what is it that keeps bringing you back to this subject?
I have a fascination with colour and the most beautiful colours I have ever seen have been the ones in nature when the sun is shining. Prior to moving to the UK I lived in Sweden for two years next to a forest, and taking walks there sparked my interest in this subject matter.
What do you love about what you do?
The freedom and the trips out to the country/parks!
What do you like to listen to whilst working?
I like to listen to the TED talks whilst working but if I’m not in the mood for that you will find me listening to Kings of Convenience or the Tallest Man on Earth.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given this year?
Do what you want to do
What kept you sane during the final major project?
I plan “de-stress days” where I read books for the whole day…and eat peanut butter!
Crunchy or smooth?
See more of Nina’s work HERE.
Nina is definitely one to keep watching, especially as September comes round, she'll be starting her Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art on the Visual Communication course.