Martina Nehrling
Utterly seduced by the formal complexity of color, I revel in its emotive slipperiness and enjoy mining its controversial decorativeness. The inextricability of these aspects unique to color continually spurs my engagement. Using multiple distinct brushstrokes for their staccato quality and graphic directness, I employ highly saturated chroma to heighten the effect of color’s mercurial language. Tuned to the vivid and continuous cacophony of daily life, I weave visual rhythms in patterns akin to currents and eddies, note taking, or list making. Exploring the muscular tension of what it means to be here, I muse and rant in lush celebration, high-pitched lament, and raucous rebellion.

Born in Indianapolis, I live and work in Chicago.

Humble Iterations, a group show of small works for the holiday season at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY, opening Dec. 3, 2015

Hear a discussion on Ahtcast
Read a Q & A with The English Room

• 7-ply Project, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki, Greece,
Oct. 9 - 17 2015
• Solo show at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY, February 12 - March 14, 2015

Gush by Martina Nehrling, MocoLoco
Three Painting Shows in Chicago, by Philip A. Hartigan for Hyperallergic

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