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Nina Archer

Exhibitions:

2019 The Other Art Fair, Kings Cross, London
Contemporary Landscape, 508 Gallery, Kings Road, London
Bircham Gallery, New Faces exhibition
The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London
Elevate at The Shard

2018

The Other Art Fair, Bristol
Hope Gallery, West Yorkshire
The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London
Selected member of Artcan
Pre selected for RWA Open
Selected for RWS Contemporary Watercolour exhibition at Bankside Gallery

2017

Affordable Art Fair, New York represented by London Contemporary Art
Store Street Gallery, London
The Other Art Fair, Bristol
The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London
Art &, York

“The work has a broad association with landscape and is resonant with marks made by cultivation, ancient and modern. I work building up multiple layers with palette knife and then sanding, scoring and erasing – constantly adding and subtracting to reveal or obscure a memory of something previous. I use elements of what I see, predominantly from the landscape, paring down to simple abstraction. Contrast and balance are an important part of the work – the juxtaposition of negative space with complex surfaces of textural layering. The ongoing conflict between order and chaos. Through the application of multiple layers of gesso, charcoal, acrylic and graphite, there is always evidence of numerous adjustments and traces left behind. I am always aware of how important accident or the element of chance are, changing the direction of the work and taking it down a different route.

My training and background is in design and this has had a significant effect on my understanding of form, proportion and mark making and has been instrumental in the development of a graphic approach to the work.

Work available online very soon!


2016

MADE London
Brighton Art Fair
The Other Art Fair, Bristol
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea represented by London Contemporary Art
Store Street Gallery, London

2015 Building new studio

2014

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, represented by Nicholas Bowlby
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, MADE exhibition
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London, represented by Nicholas Bowlby
Masham Gallery, Yorkshire
Brighton Art Fair