London-based artist Nina Baxter produces geometric abstract paintings that focus on the interaction of colour. Baxter graduated from The Courtauld Institute of Art with a BA in Art History. Working from a studio in Peckham’s Bussey Building, her pieces draw inspiration from landscape, architecture, photography and music. She often uses collage as a drawing technique and method of arranging compositions.
The Wall (2017), based on Ricardo Bofill’s La Muralla Roja in Calpe, Spain, demonstrates Baxter’s fascination with the ability to combine ideas and principles from different disciplines or art forms. Here, she wanted to explore the possibility of representing an architectural structure in an abstract painting.
Harmony (2017) became the product of recent research into the relationship between art and music; exploring the concept of harmony and the ability of an artist to compose with colour.
Baxter is currently embarking on a new project combining poetry and painting. With reference to Goethe’s Theory of Colour, she will begin to explore visual representations of work by poets such as Byron, Keats and Rimbaud, through the symbolic power of colour.