Nina Jorg is a visual artist and illustrator who graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in London in 2014. Currently, Nina shares her time between Berlin and Copenhagen.
She is interested in the act of drawing as a fluid and immediate method for recording fragments of the observable world, and capturing the ephemeral impressions that emerge in our perception. Through recreating and reimagining subjects, her work explores narratives and meanings, the liminal space between observation and imagination, figuration and abstraction. Her practice is process-oriented, with mark-making and experimentation serving as an instrument for discovery. Her recent works, presented below, are concerned with the exploration of systems of movement in seemingly static objects and forms:
“Searching for Motion” is a cycle of botanical drawings detailing evidence of infinitesimal movement in various forms of plant life. It recorded the minute torsion of stems and leaves, the curves, and overlaps of different elements of the plants, in a series of minimal compositions. The drawings were comprised of several uninterrupted pencil strokes, allowing the forms to move dynamically across the paper.
"Stagnation" is a black and white figurative series expanding upon the theme of dynamic stasis. Drawing on an experience of personal stagnation, the work derives from a collection of indigenous figurines portraying animals and human beings. The work injects a sense of kinetic energy into the otherwise immobile subjects, through an expressive treatment of line.