Nina Mankin is a mixed-media London based artist, working within the medium of sculptural installation, print, drawing and collage.
Collecting & sourcing found objects is at the core of her practice. Fascinated by the sense of presence of objects; the personalities they take on, absorbing something of their owners, and the displacement of the familiar & everyday, becomes something… Other.
Her drawings pose questions that explore the psychology & relationship of these objects. What do they represent. Familiarity? Security? Absence? Loneliness? Memories? Conversations?
She plays with the negative spaces between, their shadows, flatness and inaccurate perspective, as though they don’t really exist in reality.