For Nina's 8th edition of The Art Car Boot fair she has produced 30 small pieces, playing with the traditional format of 'Greeting Cards'. Created from found vintage publicity stills and inspired in part by Francis Bacon's collection of media images amassed in his studio, Nina has worked instinctively with the stills - using paint, tape, rhinestones and other materials - cutting and eliminating certain elements of the compositions to form new ones. Each of the works responds to a card-giving sentiment and are completely unique; hand-painted, collaged and embellished by Nina exclusively for the Art Car Boot Fair.
The ‘Greeting Cards’ come bound by ribbon with a padded envelope for their onward journey. They are signed by Nina on the verso and include a scanned image of the back of the original publicity still, with the intent of preserving their provenance.
Alongside these new works Nina will be releasing a brand new limited edition print of her 2019 original work ‘Blonde’.
Nina Mae Fowler (b.1981) graduated in Fine Art Sculpture from Brighton University in 2003. Fowler has been shortlisted for numerous prizes and awards, including the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2015 & 2010) and the BP Portrait Award (2008).
Her works have been exhibited in museums in Europe and the National Portrait Gallery, UK. Fowler is represented by galleries in London (Cob Gallery), Paris (Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve) and Berlin (artnow Gallery).
Her works are held in notable public collections including; The National Portrait Gallery (UK), Balliol, Magdalen and New Colleges Oxford (UK), Colección Al Limite (Chile). In 2018, David Lynch’s establishment Silencio held a retrospective of Fowler’s work.
Fowlers work is also included in the private collections of Sir Ridley Scott, Jude Law, Roland Mouret, John Maybury, Dame Marina Warner, Polly Stenham, Sharleen Spiteri, Daniel Templon and others.
Publications include Measuring Elvis (Cob Gallery, 2015) and Ruined Finery (Cob Gallery,2020).