Lot 66 - Nimmi Hutnik - New Horizons 2
Lot 66 - Nimmi Hutnik - New Horizons 2

Lot 66 - Nimmi Hutnik - New Horizons 2

Inks on Paper
2020
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
ARTIST INFO

Trained originally as a psychologist, I focus on human states of being such as exhaustion, angst, grief, love and resilience in contemporary figurative paintings. I create a balance of emptiness and coloured space to embody the Buddhist concept of ‘shunyata’ or emptiness, which is to be found also in Contemplative Christianity. My work is informed too by the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi, a philosophy and an aesthetic that emphasises the impermanence, imperfection and incompleteness of life. Wabi-Sabi is a call for a return to the principles of simplicity, an appreciation of the value of the unadorned, and the everyday and an ability to see beauty in that which is not conventionally considered beautiful. My art attempts to act as therapy, both as a healing meditative experience for myself as I create it, but also for the viewer as it evokes a sense of ‘Yes, I have felt that feeling!’
Education
MA in Painting UAL: Wimbledon College of the Arts 2019
QCoP: Qualification in Counselling Psychology equivalent to doctoral level work. British Psychological Society 2007
D.Phil. in Psychology Oxford University 1985
MA in Clinical Psychology Delhi University 1976
BA (Hons.) Psychology Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi 1974

Exhibition/Awards
Bloomberg New Contemporaries South London Gallery London Jan 7 -April 4 2021
Housekeeping Jeannie Avent Gallery London, Jan 23 – Feb 4 2020 
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Trinity Buoy ‘Wharf London, Salisbury 2019
Squeezed The Nunnery London, May 2-5 2019
Hollow Chambers The Crypt Gallery London, March 5-10 2019
Artopia Yunus Emre Institute London, January 11-19 2019.
Dissecting the Archive Wimbledon College of Art London, 2018
Haselmere Art Society Group Exhibition Haselmere Surrey, 2013
The Loft Gallery Grayshott Surrey, 2011
Surrey Open Artists Studios Ellanby Lodge Surrey, 2010
Battle Fine Art Fair Group Exhibition BattleWest Sussex, 2010
The Harrodian School Group Exhibition Barnes London, 2001
Mental Health Foundation Solo Exhibition Baker Street London, 2000

About the postcard artworks
I have depicted on two separate postcards, a woman in a state of fear and another one in an attitude of resilience. In the two landscapes I have painted, I have embodied horizons of hope. All of the post cards are done with Drawing Inks and Bamboo pen. The materials used are simple and unpretentious, embodying the concepts of impermanence, imperfection and incompleteness to be found in the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi. The white of the card i.e. the ‘shunyata’ or emptiness of the background, is as important to each piece as the figure in the foreground.