30 x 21 cm | 11 x 8 in
Original painting in oil and enamel on paper.
"The fractals you see at night, at your most vulnerable - at sleep or rest - reflect on the environment you surround yourself in on a day to day basis. The emotions, the thoughts, the imagery, the sights you witness. How these intersect with the lights and shapes that meet you once you close your eyes, in a true state of relaxation, is explored within this series, where the shapes, colours and lights intertwine to reflect our state of mind and how an individual navigates through their life when they’re in a fragile state of being."
Nina Goldsmiths work revolves around the sense of belonging. The lost landscapes of forgotten buildings and far away countryside allude to connections between people and place, of identifying with somewhere. The landscapes seem both visceral and universal, the use of texture reaches out and burnishes our senses. Vivid colours and dark shadows give a sense of depth, both physically and emotionally. There is an emotional charge within each piece in regards to the intimacy of recognising a place as somewhere full of memories - however banal. Perhaps this is why the graffiti on the wall in the ‘Searching and Finding’ study provokes a sense of, not only abandonment, but of being found again.