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. 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.

Celebrating 40, a group show at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, Dec.1 -23, 2016
• Autumn in New England!... I was invited to create a mural for North Front Street in Kingston, NY during the O+ Festival. Pictured at left, entitled: Emily's Bees, the Autumn Light, the Local Public Radio, and International Optimism Yellow
7-ply Project, Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki, Greece,
Oct. 2016
•Recent interview: In Conversation with Martina Nehrling

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