Martina Nehrling
Fine Bones, 36 x 72 inches, acrylic on canvas, 2016 - recent commission

Utterly seduced by the formal complexity of color, I also revel in its emotive slipperiness and enjoy mining its controversial decorativeness. The inextricability of these aspects unique to color continually spurs my engagement. I use multiple distinct brushstrokes for their staccato quality and graphic directness, and employ highly saturated chroma for its insistence, its unapologetic hysteria, its mirth and its madness. With this language I explore what it means to be here, musing or ranting in lush celebration, high-pitched lament, or raucous rebellion.

Born in Indianapolis, I live and work in Chicago.

Autumn in New England!... I have been invited to create mural during the O+ Festival in Kingston, NY, October 7-9, 2016

In Conversation with Martina Nehrling

Humble Iterations, a group show of small-scale artworks, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, Dec. 2015
7-ply Project, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki, Greece,
Oct. 2015
Vivid and Continuous, a solo show, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, Feb./March 2015

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