Monday, 19 April 2010
I first came across Nina Mankin at the View Gallery in Bristol, whilst helping Sarah (the Gallery Manager) put the Comfortably Strange exhibition up.
What draws me to Nina's work are the delicate pieces that she puts together from found objects inspired by Georgian and Victorian life. Her work is a reponse to modern throw away society and she uses sealed boxes and old tins to reveal a hidden world - should you know to glimspe inside. Sparking a strange and nostalgic feeling each piece tells a story. Nina's stop frame animation 'Beneath the petticoats... ghosts get horny too' was exhibited in the View multimedia room and has deep symbolic meaning despite the humourous edge.