Lot 33 - Nadine Talalla - Spring
Oil on Shellac
Signed on Verso
Curated by Lee Sharrock
Nadine Talalla is a Painter from Australia and Malaysia based in London. She was educated in Malaysia, Australia, China and United Kingdom and has exhibited Internationally.
She has completed a Foundation in Chinese Painting and Cultural Studies from Beijing Language & Cultural University, a Bachelor of Fine Art, Painting, at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2004 and a Masters of Arts Management at The University of Melbourne in 2006. In 2016, she completed the Turps Banana Studio Programme and is currently undertaking a mentorship under the esteemed painter Peter Ashton Jones.
She has been profiled in BBC News and Radio and featured in The World of Interiors, The Wall Street International Journal, The Evening Standard, The Week, The Huffington Post and numerous other International media. She works from her studio in Davies Street, Mayfair, London. ‘Interested in female archetypes and tragedy, Talalla paints what she calls “ugly women” taken from different points in history and embedded in fantastic, dreamlike narratives. She paints strong female archetypes who are not idealised to a male standard of perfection’ Wall Street International Journal
2014-2016 Turps Banana, Painting Studio Programme, London
2004-2006 Masters of Arts Management,The University of Melbourne, Australia
1999- 2002 Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art (Painting) Honours Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
1998- 1999 Language and Traditional Chinese Painting, Beijing Language & Cultural University
2018 That Woman, The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London
2017 Haunted Beauty, Dissenters’ Gallery, Kensal Green Cemetery, London
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 Mayfair Art Weekend
2021 Group Show, Waserhalle, Berlin, UK
2020 Cloud 9, Ad Lib Gallery, London Everyday’s A Miracle, curated by Ben Moore, Ad Lib Gallery, London Mayfair Art Weekend, 48 Brook Street Open Studios, London
2018 Painting in the Digital Age, Herrick Gallery, Mayfair, London
2017 Studio Holders Group Show, Tannery Project Space, London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
This work portrays an illuminated young lady tenderly embracing a new born lamb: Lambs being a well-known symbol for Spring as well as life and rebirth. This works highlights the mythological aspects of Mother Nature as nurturer and life- giver while also illustrating youthful and innocent Maiden phase of womanhood. In Ancient Greek Mythology womanhood was summed up in three phases: The Maiden which represented Spring, The Mother which represented Summer and the Sage which represented Fall (Autumn).