'Frolicking In Dreamland With A Loved Up Cockroach' - by Gemma Nelson
- Mixed Media
Indian ink and enamel on canvas framed by John johns.
The piece was in the her first solo show, Hello Carousel with the Vargas gallery in July 2011
In 2007, Nelson’s paintings were selected by judges Sir Peter Blake and Tim Marlow in the Nationwide Mercury Art Prize culminating in a show at the Horse Hospital in London. The following year Nelson was selected for Charles Saatchi and Channel 4's 4 New Sensations, leading to international acclaim and a show at Laure Genillard in London with Matt Franks. In 2008 Nelson was selected by Richard Billingham, Ceal Floyer and Ken Lum for Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibiting her work at the Liverpool Biennial Capital of Culture and Club Row in London.
Highly obsessive and organic in construction, Gemma Nelson’s paintings weave like cells, creating delicate chaotic tapestries in response to various themes such as female sexuality, fairytales and notions of webbing and nets. In other works patterning and totemic tattoos are very strong influences. Using Indian inks and mixed media on canvas, her paintings are high pitched in colour, creating illusionary spaces, surfaces and worlds that are both resonant and abstract. Nelson’s paintings are objects of condensed time, also suggesting disruption, mutation and beauty.
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