Exhibiting artworks by Nina Baxter, in partnership with Art Surgery.
Born in London (1992), Nina Baxter received a BA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art and now works from a studio in Bermondsey. The Art Historical background is considered fundamental to Baxter’s creative process. Artists such as Josef Albers, Henri Matisse and Bridget Riley are among key influences not only for their paintings but also for their written work and ideas.
Baxter’s geometric abstract paintings focus on the interaction of colour. Often using collage as a drawing technique, her compositions take inspiration from landscape, architecture, literature, photography and music. By restricting bold colours to simple geometric shapes, the subjects of these paintings are distanced to a point where they are perhaps not even recognisable, having been taken almost entirely out of context. The two paintings, ‘On Euclid Ave & 14th’ and ‘On Ocean Drive’, are based on buildings in Miami Beach’s Art Deco District (The Temple House by L. Murray Dixon and The Edison Hotel, respectively), where Baxter exhibited at Red Dot during Miami Art Week in December 2017. ‘Loggia’ is an example of the numerous compositions Baxter has been experimenting with, inspired by minimalist architectural photography. In this case, as the title suggests, the painting highlights a section of an imagined building, where the viewer glimpses a courtyard through the arches of an exterior gallery.