Martina Nehrling

Utterly seduced by the formal complexity of color, I also revel in its emotive slipperiness and enjoy mining its controversial decorativeness. The inextricability of these aspects unique to color continually spurs my engagement. I use multiple distinct brushstrokes for their staccato quality and graphic directness, and employ highly saturated chroma for its insistence, its unapologetic hysteria, its mirth and its madness. With this language I explore what it means to be here, musing and ranting in lush celebration, high-pitched lament, and raucous rebellion.