Martina Nehrling

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"First Light," acrylic on canvas, 16" x 24"

"Word of Mouth," acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"

"Half Light," acrylic on canvas, 33" x 24"

"Skin of the Day," acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18"

"Wishful Thinking," acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"

"Knots, Bends, and Hitches," acrylic on canvas, 60" x 72" sold


"Neck of the Woods," acrylic on canvas, 24" x 20"


"The Creeks that Run Through Me," acrylic on canvas, 28" x 36"


"Far Flung," acrylic on canvas, 26" x 34"


"Contingency Plan," acrylic on canvas, 50" x 40"




"Unzipped" and Tizzy," acrylic on paper, 16" x 17"


"And Ever," acrylic on paper, 17" x 16"

"Frost," acrylic on paper, 22.5" x 30"

"Blue House," acrylic on paper, 20" x 16"

"Craving," acrylic on paper, 16" x 20"

"The Devil You Know," acrylic on paper, 9" x 12"


"Everlasting," acrylic on paper, 12" x 9"


"Yes No," acrylic on paper, 12" x 9"

"Members of the Garden Club Travel to Janesville for Rat Poison," acrylic on paper, 20" x 16"

Martina Nehrling's Artist Statement:

Compelled by the pulsation of the beautiful and horrific relentlessly clashing I create visual rhythms in compositions of accumulation.  I use multiple distinct brushstrokes for their staccato quality and graphic directness, but highly saturated chroma in order to heighten the effect of colorís mercurial language.  Utterly seduced by the formal complexity of color, I revel in its emotive slipperiness and enjoy mining its controversial decorativeness.  The inextricability of these aspects unique to color, continually spurs my engagement.  In patterns akin to note-taking, listing, or the currents and eddies of stream of consciousness ranting, I muse in lush celebration, high pitched lament and raucous rebellion.

For, Working From Home, Iíve created imagery in which I am influenced by the kaleidoscopic upheaval of my recent move of home and studio, and culling from myriad captivating experiences in my new neighborhood of Logan Square.

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