Nadine Stewart (b. Ireland, 1986) is an artist based in Berlin. Her practice involves the making of site-specific installations, drawings, paintings, sculptures and photography. Daily life, routine and repetitious acts are prominent themes occurring throughout her work.
Everyday life routines, relationships and the less than extraordinary family life are prominent themes in my practice. I am occupied with how we use our time on a daily basis and how we choose to visually document key moments in our lives. The combination of place and familiar emotional experiences that connect us on an even ground are important aspects for exploration. I am interested in how the relationships we have can connect us emotionally to certain spaces and what happens when one of these is taken away or left behind. I explore these themes in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculptural installations and photography.
The connection between the black and white found photographs and my drawings and paintings is the quietude and their slow release. The process of working on an intricate drawing where lines are repeated one after the other, allows the time to build stories and constructively analyse one’s own actions on a daily basis. The bridge between my use of the found photography and the other mediums in which I work, enables me to build a personal narrative of where I position myself at different periods in my life. The photography becomes a platform to project onto and clarify past experiences. Whereas the meticulous drawings are a way to process familiar human conditions and emotions in which many people find themselves trying to handle each day.
Nadine Stewart (b.Ireland, 1986), studied at the University of Ulster, Belfast on the Master of Fine Art program and is now based in Berlin since 2011. Selected group shows: New Irish Creatives Award 2018, Embassy of Ireland, Berlin, 2018; Movements on the Periphery, 48h Neukolln, Berlin, 2017; The Silent Auction, The Drawing Hub, Berlin, 2017; Blue Nomadic Exhibition, Chefchaouen, Morocco, 2016; Anonymous Drawings 2015, Galerie Nord - Tiergarten Kunstverein, Berlin; Space Vacuum, Clean Machine Collective, Berlin; Anonymous Drawings 2014, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin; 12x12 inch R. - Raum für Drastische Massnahmen, Berlin, 2013. Selected solo exhibitions and projects: Smaller & Faster, tuesday coworking gallery space Berlin, 2018; Even II, Embassy of Ireland, Berlin; Extended, site specific installation at Das Gift, Berlin; Even, S0MA Art Gallery, Berlin; Fill, Solo show at S0MA Art Gallery, Berlin; FREDY'S DEAD, a site specific installation in Neukölln, Berlin; Line after line after line, 10 Days in Dublin Festival, Smock Alley Theatre Dublin, 2013. Residency: S0MA Art Gallery, Berlin-Kreuzberg 2014 - 2015, selected by Nabi Nara.