In your head 8
Acrylic and thread on paper
This series of drawings intervened with thread show people with their eyes closed and in many cases covered. The impossibility of seeing what surrounds us isolates us and keeps us "inside our heads" as the title of these pieces indicates. The artist shows with these works the loneliness of the individual, unable to face the world, keeping himself inside his own thoughts and fantasies.
The lack of communication between people has always been part of Nanon Morsink's work. This Dutchwoman based in Malaga considers isolation to be one of the evils of our time. The works presented in Urvanity, which predate the crisis caused by the Covid pandemic, take on a new meaning in our current situation, yet for the artist this lack of communication and empathy was already latent before the pandemic.
Using mixed media and exploring different materials, Nanon explores a narrative where she is the covert protagonist, seeking to reflect her relationship with the world.
"When I came to Spain I wasn’t even sure if I should make art or be an artist like I did in the Netherlands for almost 25 years. I sat on ‘my mountain’ and stared into the hills. Everyone looked far away.
But then I got a phonecall from a gallery in The Netherlands and they asked me if I wanted to join them at an exhibition in Germany. I was surprised, people weren’t forgotten about me! They knew my works, they knew me as an artist. At that moment I started with the series “It’s in your head.” It is a series of portrait’s of androgynous persons, all with closed eyes. Their sight is inwards, introvert. It’s about all my feelings I had at that time, trying to understand my new world, realising that every thought existed only in my head.
Later, when I looked at these series I realised that it’s one big self-portrait, like a part from a diary. But it’s also a common human thing, something that many people will recognize at some point in there life. And all those introvert feelings were suddenly even more relevant when Covid-19 popped up!" -Nanon Morsink
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