Ink, acrylic and oil on shaped wood and gesso panel 23.5 x 19.5 cm
Nina Royle’s (b. 1986) small hand sculpted painted panels encompass a direct, material encounter with the physical world, coupled with an impression that these same encounters are fluid, fleeting and subject to change. Each painting is an individual expression of landscape, weather, corporality and time. They convey observations of the small and subjective, sitting within and making the vast; a sense of uncontrollable movement and growth and tensions between ephemerality and permanence in the everyday. Whilst corresponding to an external world, the work can also be read as articulations of a constantly evolving painting process. Royal holds an MA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Painting and has exhibited at The Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall and Exeter Phoenix, Exeter.