Indian Ink and Enamel on Canvas
About the Artist
Highly sought after, Gemma Nelson's heavily decorative canvases suggest "disruption, mutation and beauty". Influenced by totemic tattoos, she uses Indian inks and mixed media to create condensed, kaleidoscopic worlds which explore the theme of female sexuality. In 2007, Nelson’s paintings were selected by judges Sir Peter Blake and Tim Marlow in the Nationwide Mercury Art Prize culminating in a show at the Horse Hospital in London. The following year Nelson was selected for Charles Saatchi and Channel 4′s New Sensations, leading to international acclaim and a show at Laure Genillard in London with Matt Franks. She has also been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, worked with A-N Magazine and hosted group and solo exhibitions around Amsterdam, Brussels and London.