Pointillism meets Pollock is certainly on way of describing work by Martina Nehrling, who makes her mark with bright bands of acrylic. Nehrling builds her brushstrokes into compositions that are explosions of colour. Or as she puts it, "My paintings are visual rhythms inspired by the cacophony of daily life, at once the weight and the flimsiness of it. Compelled by the pulsation of the beautiful and horrific relentlessly clashing I create compositions of accumulation. "
In Defense of Wondering, an exhibition of new paintings by Martina Nehrling opens January 6 at Zg Gallery in Chicago and runs through February 28, 2012.
Of an Evening