46 x 30 cm | 17 x 11 in
Original painting in oil, enamel and varnish on paper.
"Instantaneous shots I have taken of the fleeting views outside my window via train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Aberdeen and back. I took great interest in how these photographs translate as a representation of the passing cities and landmarks, particularly in relation to the fastness and intensity they have in the photographs as the train shot on by. I wanted to capture the flashes of sunlight, glimmering sea and peculiar sights as vibrantly as they had greeted me when I approached them up north."
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.