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Prada Nadine

Prada Nadine

Prada Nadine

thepradagallery.com

nprada@rogers.com

416-219-4706

Watermedia attracts me because it flows and is hard to control. Random patterns emerge because the water creates its own way, its own movement that I must adapt to and work with and allow. It creates evidence on the surface, it shows where it has been, and what it has done. Painting for me is all about making a reaction happen. I am compelled to explore what the paint will do “if”. What will happen if I add rubbing alcohol, or tip the board, or spray more water into the surface at various stages. What will the paint do if I scratch it, layer it, scrape it away, heat it, force it to dry faster than it would otherwise. Or leave it alone, let it pool and walk away from it for hours, or overnight. I am intrigued by natural processes and forces – erosion, gravity, evaporation, sedimentation, oxidation. The fluid nature of my work involves multiple layers built up on the surface. Because of this, my work tends to feel naturalistic, organic, environmental, landscape-like. It often contains a sense of place. Through an “agreement” with water, through a type of planned chaos, I find random patterns that are unique, events that are frozen in paint. Named one of piccsy.com's "50 Artists in Toronto you should know about" in 2012, my work can be viewed at thepradagallery.com.


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