“Nina’s sculptural housings form a very important function as stand alone objects but they draw you into further examination like all art should.
It is entertaining to be mystified by art works but the works natural inquisitiveness invites you into sometimes dark levels of awareness by disrupting the normally flat painterly plain, and produces a ‘Camera Illuminata’ experience. Shades of early cinema devices are heightened by the urge to explore the tiny world on display through the aperture access”
John Chapman, director of Cinestall
Nina explores the relationships between objects to create intricate and highly detailed theatrical installations.
Her series of 'Camera Illuminata' works are small scale sculptures, reminicent in their construction of Victorian peepshows and are interactive, playful and thought provoking.
These are contained within sealed tins, can only be seen via small keyholes, that draw the viewer into fully realised environments.
There are hidden elements to all of Nina's sculptural works.
Peepholes, windows, cracks and crevices are to be looked through, in order to discover richly narrative clandestine worlds, that are multi layered in meaning, texture, and surface.
The works are for the most part, to be interacted with by one person at a time, making the experience one that is highly personal and private.