Nina van de Ven

Manifest
2013
woodcut print
177x130cm
God's Banker
2014
woodcut print / digital printed flags
220x150cm / 225x150cm
Relics for the west (1)
2017
woodcut
110x140cm
Relics for the west (2)
2017
embroidery
110x110cm
Memory jug
2017
etch
33x51cm

The eagerness to create lies within the extraction of images of complete human civilization, symbols that examine all cultures and ages which are used to clarify the storyline, or the opposite, to make a cryptic narrative that fascinates me. I’m looking for the magic in the disguised small drawings which I want to bring together as a new powerful whole that stands on its own. In my work, using mainly graphic techniques, I allow cultures and ages to occur simultaneously as a unified story. My symbols are often new but reminiscent of existing relics and objects from bygone eras, with contemporary and therefore distinguished details.

http://www.ninavandeven.com
Manifest
2013
woodcut print
177x130cm
God's Banker
2014
woodcut print / digital printed flags
220x150cm / 225x150cm
Relics for the west (1)
2017
woodcut
110x140cm
Relics for the west (2)
2017
embroidery
110x110cm
Memory jug
2017
etch
33x51cm