Rosalind Nashashibi, View from a Train, 2023Nottingham Contemporary
Size: 64 x 83 cm
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered by the artist
To accompany her 2023 solo exhibition Hooks at Nottingham Contemporary, Rosalind Nashashibi created a new woodcut print.This special edition, titled View from a Train, 2023, is a continuation of the seascapes featured in many of Nashashibi’s paintings, in which the picture frame is divided into three horizontal sections. In this case land, sea and sky; with two vertical elements. In this case curtains, but in other paintings they have also appeared as columns.
In this work, the view out to the sea is empty, allowing for a restful expanse to look upon. The curtains are placed to suggest travelling across the view. The colours of this woodcut were inspired by the experimental woodcuts of Edvard Munch.
London-based artist Rosalind Nashashibi’s paintings are by turns lush, fractured and dream-like. Her recent body of work titled Hooks, are concerned with mirroring, monograms and the question of a “signature” style, by way of curtains and split surfaces. The poet and critic Quinn Latimer has written that Nashashibi’s paintings “move easily between biomorphic abstraction and figuration, something organic and aching, the pastoral and the social.”
Nashashibi’s films have been exhibited internationally for two decades, though since 2014 she has returned more and more to painting, which she initially studied at art school. In 2020, Nashashibi was the National Gallery's first-ever artist-in-residence. During her residency, she developed a new body of work, titled An Overflow of Passion and Sentiment, responding to the National Gallery's 17th-century Spanish paintings, by Velázquez, Ribera and Zurburán. Nashashibi mingled specific motifs and gestures drawn from these works with sources from film and literature, as well as her own family. She has recently completed a new film, titled Denim Sky (2022). Four years in the making, this trilogy explores time travel, community and communication.
In recent years, Nashashibi has had presentations at Documenta 14 (2017); fka Witte de With, Rotterdam (2018–19); Secession, Vienna (2019); and CAC Vilnius (2022).
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