Alice spoke with London based artist Nina Baxter about her current work. Nina creates beautiful geometric paintings, in wonderfully satisfying colour arrangements. You can see her work in London this week at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead.
What are you currently working on?
I've been working on a very large commission recently, it's a two metre long geometric painting based on the landscape in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. I've also been working on a couple of pieces inspired by my favourite Art Deco buildings in Miami and have a bunch of ideas for new paintings based on studies I've made on 'Natural Abstractions', which I'm excited to execute.
Where do you paint?
My studio is in The Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey.
Where can we see your work?
At the moment I have a number of paintings exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead Heath with Steidel Fine Art. A couple of pieces are being exhibited in Steidel's Texas Gallery in Wimberley for the Meta-Physical exhibition which opens this weekend; as well as at The Field Art Centre in Beijing for the Sunny Arts Prize Group Exhibition. Later this year I'll be showing some new pieces in a group show at the Ateneo de Madrid in Spain.
Who is your favourite artist?
I don't know if I can choose just one! At the moment I'm very inspired by Bridget Riley. I saw a brilliant exhibition of her recent works at the David Zwirner Gallery near Green Park which highlighted her perseverance to continue investigating a motif though a process of discovery until you have expended all the possible directions you can take.
Who are you following on Instagram?
There a few artists whose work I follow on Instagram, including Chloe Wise, Inès Longevial, Sarah Bahbah, Ryan Hewett, William LaChance, Kathryn MacNaughton to name a few!
Favourite place in London?
Sitting at the top of Primrose Hill on a sunny day, or anywhere with my friends and family having a good time.
Nina wears white cotton shirt by Teija Eilola at Young British Designers
Photo by Charlie Knight