Nadine Robbins is an internationally known artist who works in a hyper-realism style, painting nudes, portraits, and most recently, beautiful oysters.
Named one of Buzzfeed’s Top 100 painters working right now for the years 2017 and 2018 Robbins’ work was part of “The Food for Thought” show at the Louis Meisel gallery recently.
The artist’s oil on linen paintings have a strong composition and narrative that come from her background in graphic design and advertising. Her paintings are square in format with bold images that resemble an album cover.
In much of my work I try to subvert relationships between the model and the audience, allowing a dialogue between the two to begin. The composition of each defiant portrait is achieved by finding that place between the humorous and poignant, a kind of intimacy that goes beyond my relationship with the model. These sensations are an important part of my practice. For example, intimacy and a certain tenderness is also at the core of my Oyster still life series. These studies of the inner beauty of such succulent creatures express a certain robust appreciation of the tactile, the feminine and as such my identity as a woman.
Nadine Robbins lives in New York’s Hudson Valley and is represented by Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts in Binghamton, New York.