As a painter of space and colour, Slade School of Fine Art graduate Nina Royle attempts to capture her own experience in the world using architectural elements. Influences from her extensive travels in India and her native Cornwall are reflected in her work, as she draws on the stability of architecture to create a framework when harnessing her surroundings. Royle is exhibiting with jotta as part of DEVOUR at the Affordable Art Fair from March 10.
Using architecture in her paintings allows Royle the freedom to pin down ideas that are both abstract and difficult. She describes a blank canvas as a “plot of land” – a space where she can build upon her own ideas. Line, colour and form make up the building blocks of Royle’s canvas where she makes abstract ideas tangible. Each of these elements represents a larger idea that has developed as a result of her spatial experience.
Note: Originally published on jotta on March 12, 2011