Nancy Nightingale

2018, BA (Hons)Painting, Edinburgh College of Art

" My work observes how changing daylight transforms spaces through elongated shadow forms. My working process involves translating sequences of light within architectural spaces that possess a cinematic quality, into static-like textured mark making. The nature of my work captures places in time: I am intrigued by light and how it can transform a place. My intention is not to create pieces about the buildings themselves, but instead capture the psychological state of each place induced by light and space. Research is important to my practice in that I must make sure I am at the right place at the right time to document light forms. I often revisit places to document the transformation through changing light conditions, using my camera. The construction of space in each of my pieces, is made with sensitivity to materiality, imitating visual moments containing both harsh and subtle light. My main body of work is often process-led which allows for a controlled restriction of information given to the viewer by removing detail. I like to think of materials as a tool for creating visual noise, where quieter moments exist within subtle changes in texture. By abstracting the original space, I capture the mood and poetic nature of each space without the need for explicit definition. I research through my materials, discovering and capturing visual noise whilst creating. Using film as a medium, I can capture solid and transient moments through movement. This is reflected in my work, existing in its texture, which explores the moving, ever changing, play of light. "
Untitled
Water Soluble Wax Crayon on Paper
40 cm x 62 cm 
Untitled
Water Soluble Wax Crayon on Paper
40 cm x 62 cm 
The Staircase
Water Soluble Wax Crayon on Paper
62 cm x 42 cm 

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