Approved: 03.12.2010

Nina Rodin

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Approved: 03.12.2010

Rodin's work is marked by an investigation into the relationship between art and science, which is deeply informed by her background in neurophysiology. A recurring theme in her work is the link between the individual and the crowd, the notion of free will and artistic originality.Her interest in science not only influences her methodological approach to her artistic practice but also her choice of

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

Rodin's work is marked by an investigation into the relationship between art and science, which is deeply informed by her background in neurophysiology. A recurring theme in her work is the link between the individual and the crowd, the notion of free will and artistic originality.Her interest in science not only influences her methodological approach to her artistic practice but also her choice of materials. These have ranged from labels to various numbering methods, archives, museum display cases, X-ray viewing boxes, macro-photography and microscope slides. Much as in scientific imaging, colour is often used arbitrarily merely to differentiate shapes and statistically denote the structural elements making up her compositions. Questioning the existence of free will, a position common to most neuroscientists today, Rodin's work essentially seeks to undermine the idea of artistic originality and the attached value system in contemporary art. While Rodin's work has an emotional engagement with the materiality of painting, she seeks to balance this by adopting an objective, process-based approach marked by scientific and theoretical distance. Nina Rodin is currently studying for an MA in painting at the Slade School of Fine Art.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2009 - MA Fine Art Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London 2004 - BA Fine Art Painting, Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London, London Group exhibitions 2011 - Colour, Bedlam Gallery, Brunel University, London 2011 - Moreover, UCL Art Collections, The Strang Print Room, London 2011 - Surplus to requirements?, Woburn Research Centre, UCL, London 2010 - Artists in Residence - 200 years of art and design, Heals Flagship Store, London 2010 - Flash, Bang, Wallop , Slade5@Testbed1, London 2010 - Interim Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London 2010 - Transfer: a Slade/Strang Collaboration, Strang Collection, UCL, London Public commissions 2010 - 2023 Samples of marks from the University of the Arts, London, Large-scale site-specific installation for the 9th floor boardroom of the University of the Arts London Headquarters, London 2009 - Inventory: Large-scale installation for the reception of the University of the Arts London Headquarters, University of the Arts London, London