"My current work includes portraiture, still life and larger figurative compositions which highlight everyday moments of quiet euphoria, self-reflection, and interpersonal relationships." - Nina Baxter
Nina Baxter's paintings are meditations on her everyday thoughts, feelings, struggles, and pleasures. Working from photos taken during her day-to-day, her oil paintings celebrate and elevate small moments in delicate detail. The titles she chooses add a narrative element to the work, leaving room for personal interpretation by positioning the viewer in the first-person perspective.
Having spent years previously absorbed in a world of abstract forms and geometric shapes, Baxter's new work marks a return to figurative painting and intimate subjects. Her work is an exploration of love, intimacy, and self that hopes to be evocative of both deeply personal feelings and our shared human experience.
Nina Baxter (b. 1992) received a BA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2013 and currently lives and works in London.
Between 2012 and 2019 Nina worked primarily as an abstract painter. Her geometric compositions and abstract landscapes were shortlisted for the Royal Arts Prize, La Galleria Pall Mall, London (2017) and the Sunny Arts Prize, Sunny Art Centre, London (2017). Selected group exhibitions include: Little Treasures, (Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, 2017, 2019), Meta- Physical, (Steidel Fine Art, Wimberly, TX, 2018), Red Dot Miami with Steidel Fine Art, (Miami, 2018), and Time Clue, (The Field Art Centre, Beijing, 2019).
In 2020, coinciding with the global pandemic, Nina decided to return to figurative painting and more intimate subjects. Recent selected group exhibitions include: Nostalgia, (The Artistellar Online, London, 2021), À La Carte, (Tchotchke Gallery Online, New York, 2022), Tendencies in Painting, (London Paint Club Online, London, 2022) and The Society Of Women Artists 161st Annual Exhibition, (Mall Galleries, London, 2022). Her current work has been featured in publications including All She Makes, Artist Talk Magazine, Create! Magazine and Art Maze Mag. Her paintings have been collected internationally, with work in private collections across the UK, USA, Europe and China.
SKIN DEEPGroup Exhibition 10 March - 5 April 2023The works on show examine the body as a vessel through which we interface with the external world and as a blank slate onto which our experiences are irreversibly inscribed. Through various renderings of skin texture and surface, we are reminded of our corporeal fragility - we witness the porousness...Read more