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Martina Nehrling

1970
United States

20 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Chicago

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Works by Martina Nehrling

Bulk Candy

2021

40.6 x 50.8 x 0.1cm

1516,65 €

Leaning In

2022

40.6 x 50.8 x 0.1cm

1516,65 €

Crazy Feeling Of Want

2022

48.3 x 58.5cm

2858,31 €

Cracked Up

2014

40.6 x 43.2cm

1516,65 €

All over the world

2021

66 x 50.8cm

Clench

2021

40.6 x 30.4cm

Quite a Bit

2011

30.4 x 30.4cm

1108,32 €

Caffeine

2017

30.4 x 45.7cm

SOLD

The Surface of Things

2013

40.6 x 50.8cm

1516,65 €

Glance

2018

27.9 x 35.5cm

991,66 €

Unfurling

2018

40.6 x 50.8cm

1516,65 €

When we were Fearless

2014

91.4 x 121.9cm

4608,29 €

Uproot

2015

40.6 x 50.8cm

SOLD

Inland Sea

2017

40.6 x 30.5cm

SOLD

Wishful Thinking

2013

76.2 x 101.6cm

4024,97 €

Weeds

2017

50 x 65cm

2158,32 €

Despite

2019

152.4 x 121.9cm

SOLD

Martina Nehrling (1970) is an American abstract artist whose dynamic and richly textured paintings evoke kaleidoscopic worlds of pattern, color, shadow and form.

Nehrling earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1993, and her Master of Fine Arts from The University of Chicago in 2001. She has been a Visiting Artist at Bradley University, Peoria, IL; University of Chicago; and Columbia College, Chicago, as well as an Instructor at SAIC and a Lecturer at Lake Forest College. 

Nehrling employs a highly developed, idiosyncratic painting method that involves methodical accumulations of abrupt, impasto brush marks. 
Using pure, opaque colours, she projects a bold and vivid energy from her compositions. Each carefully placed mark grips on to its neighbour, forming hypnotic shapes and forms that seem to vibrate. The hard edges and geometric shapes make the work feel structured and architectonic, while sumptuously oozing trails of  paint drip freely, betraying an embrace of the accident, and a respect for the human hand.

Nehrling is drawn to discordant forces, such as push versus pull; planning vs randomness; and plastic formalism versus sumptuous feeling. Despite the constructed sense of austerity she imbues into her paintings, Nehrling is constantly drawn to experimentation and the allure of the unknown. She lists amongst her inspirations contemporaries such as Shinique Smith and Julie Mehretu—two artists also interested in the visual and psychological effects of accumulation and chaos. Yet, Nehrling also cites Minimalist artist Ellsworth Kelly as an influence, as well as “the emotive materiality” of installation artist Jim Hodges. What all of these elements have in common is a restless interplay between dichotomous forces. Out of apparently paradoxical discord, her paintings build and build until a tone of anxious, tentative harmony is achieved.

 

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Martina Nehrling (Chicago, Usa, 1970) is an American abstract artist whose dynamic and richly textured paintings evoke kaleidoscopic worlds of pattern, color, shadow, and form. Nehrling earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1993, and her Master of Fine Arts from The University of Chicago in 2001. She has been a Visiting Artist at Bradley University, Peoria, IL; University of Chicago; and Columbia College, Chicago, as well as an Instructor at SAIC and a Lecturer at Lake Forest College. Nehrling employs a highly developed, idiosyncratic painting method that involves methodical accumulations of abrupt, impasto brush marks. Using pure, opaque colors, she projects a bold and vivid energy from her compositions. Each carefully placed mark grips on to its neighbor, forming hypnotic shapes and forms that seem to vibrate. The hard edges and geometric shapes make the work feel structured and architectonic, while sumptuously oozing trails of paint drip freely, betraying an embrace of the accident, and a respect for the human hand.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2018: Saudade, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2015: Vivid and Continuous, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2014: Martina Nehrling: Paintings, Hartman Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
2013: Working From Home, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2021: Color Cure, Zinc Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2020: Tango / Despite / Alone, Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, University Park, IL; Summer Show, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Bridgehampton, NY; Small Wonders, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY.

2019: Painted Biennial, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Resilency, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI; Soak. Stroke. Scratch, a three person show, Melanee Cooper, Chicago, IL; IFC, an internationally traveling exhibition project by o-o LA hosted by various galleries; Painted Biennial, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Resiliency, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI.