Young Master, Nina Fowler at Sphinx Fine Art, 2013
Greatcoat Films have produced a short film about the work of Young Master artist, Nina Fowler, interviewing her on the ideology behind her works in her studio in London. The film was made for the Truscott Arts Programme (TAP), to coincide with their current exhibition of Nina Fowler Print.
Nina Mae Fowler (b. 1981, London) studied at Wimbledon School of Art and received a BA in Fine Art: Sculpture at Brighton University in 2003. Nina’s practice engages traditional methods of printmaking, drawing, sculpture and photography, all of which combine to challenge and complement one another. Her subject matter often centres around icons of popular culture, representing a dark and contradictory side to their otherwise idealized lives. This sinister comparison is heightened by the use of Old Master techniques such as etching and bas-relief. As well as the nature of the media itself, the inherent concern of this work is desire. Sometimes simply in the form of the impossible yearnings that exist between the icon and the fanatic, whilst at other times asking us to question the intense self-deceptive seduction of our idols.
This October, at Sphinx Fine Art in Kensington High Street, a selection of Nina’s works will be on show. alongside the winner of the Prize 2012 Lottie Davies, runner-up Georgia Dodson and shortlisted artists, Charles Moxon, Fabiano Parisi, Christoph Steinmeyer, Derrick Santini, Nina Fowler and selected artists including Elise Ansel, Jamie Lumley, Aileen McEwan and Nicole Etienne, with many more to be announced.