Lot 31 - Nadine Talalla - The Awakening
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 details a woman with a snake. A snake is a symbol for change and metamorphosis and is inextricably linked to the idea of woman as the originator of sin. In Ancient Iconography this was brought home by the serpent mirroring Eve, as Eve listened to the Serpent and gave Adam fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil which resulted in Adam and Eve being cast out of the Garden of Eden. This work explores the inextricable link between womanhood and shame as well as women sharing the magical healing and transformative qualities of the snake.