ARTIST STATEMENT

Through art I produce my own reality of the world that surrounds me. I am inspired by nature and the multiplicity of shapes and color that create what I see and feel in my everyday experience.

With every painting I seek to translate my feelings in order to lend energy and life to my imaginary subject matter. The main purpose of my art is to evoke an emotion in the viewer; to trigger imagination and encourage reflection. I believe that while I am the one that creates a painting, it is ultimately the viewer who is able to give each piece its unique life.

I paint for the thrill of the moment. My method involves a long process of reworking multiple layers of paint and turning the canvas ever so often as I continue to dig, wipe and blot the painting until layer upon layer intertwined in this seemingly controlled chaos, an image emerges taking over and influencing the direction of the piece. I continue to work freely until at some point in the process I step down from the reflective, meditative frame of mind and switch to more of an analytical state of mind focusing on specific aspects that might need to be fine-tuned in order to complete the process.

While I sometimes provide a hint of what the subject might be, most of my paintings contain objects the viewer might not immediately recognize. I aim to touch upon your subconscious and bring forth your personal thoughts to the surface, so you can carefully observe your feelings juxtaposed against the transitory shapes embedded within my work. My hope is to allow you to take a closer look; to connect yourself with my artwork and to come up with your own interpretation of what each piece suggests to you.

The resulting paintings are thus about personal interpretation and experience, much like the Rorscharch test used in clinical psychology; I have my own interpretation about the finished work, and the viewer has his or her own experience. While both are equally valid, I frequently find that the inconsistent effect my paintings evoke in the different viewers is far more interesting than what the work really means to me.

BACKGROUND

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nadine Baurin was born in 1973. The granddaughter of artist Rita Mulhall, Nadine spent her childhood learning to draw and soon developed a passion for art.

In 1991 Nadine passed the Cambridge 'O' Levels Art with Distinction and a year later relocated to the U.S. where she received her B.A. in Fine Art from Illinois' Principia College. Upon graduation, she moved to San Diego, California.

Nadine has studied painting with nationally and internationally recognized artists including Duncan Martin, David Coughtry, Glenn Felch, and with fellow Argentine artist Eduardo Cervera. 

Nadine's paintings are greatly inspired by her travels throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe where she's had periods of independent study to further her art training. She describes her work as minimal representational, letting her paintings come to light in an intuitive manner. "After applying paint to my canvas" she states "I wait and let the images emerge. Like the child who carves images from clouds, I step away from the literal and attempt to paint what I perceive and feel."

With honest commitment, Nadine engages the viewer through confident brushstrokes that are emotionally charged with vivid resonance and freedom. In her work she presents a juxtaposition of randomness and precision; boldness and subtlety, achieved through unreserved gesture and emotion.

Juxtaposed against the transitory shapes embedded within her paintings, Baurin’s oeuvre denotes an unequivocal spontaneity characterized by the uninhibited application of paint to canvas, creating images that elicit confidence, energy and passion.

Nadine Baurin’s artworks are on display in private collections nationally and also abroad, as far as Argentina, France and Australia.

 

After receiving her first art nomination at the age of 10, Nadine decided her goal in life would be to become a professional artist. When she was in high school she was placed in the school's Gifted and Talented art group where she continued to develop her creative skills.

In 1991 Nadine passed the Cambridge 'O' Levels Art with Distinction and in 1992 she relocated to the U.S. where she received her B.A. in Fine Art from Illinois' Principia College.

She has studied painting with nationally and internationally recognized artists including Duncan Martin, David Coughtry, Glenn Felch, France-Marie Haeger, and with fellow Argentine artist Eduardo Cervera.

Nadine's paintings are greatly inspired by her travels throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe where she's had periods of independent study to further her art training. She describes her work as minimal representational, letting her paintings come to light in an intuitive manner. "After applying paint to my canvas" she states "I wait and let the images emerge. Like the child who carves images from clouds, I step away from the literal and attempt to paint what I perceive and feel."

With honest commitment, Nadine engages the viewer through confident brushstrokes that are emotionally charged with vivid resonance and freedom. In her work she presents a juxtaposition of randomness and precision; boldness and subtlety, achieved through unreserved gesture and emotion.

Juxtaposed against the transitory shapes embedded within her paintings, Baurin’s oeuvre denotes an unequivocal spontaneity characterized by the uninhibited application of paint to canvas, creating images that elicit confidence, energy and passion.

Nadine Baurin’s artworks are on display in private collections nationally and also abroad, as far as Argentina, France and Australia.

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nadine Baurin was born in 1973. The granddaughter of artist Rita Mulhall, Nadine spent her childhood learning to draw and soon developed a passion for art.

After receiving her first art nomination at the age of 10, Nadine decided her goal in life would be to become a professional artist. When she was in high school she was placed in the school's Gifted and Talented art group where she continued to develop her creative skills.

In 1991 Nadine passed the Cambridge 'O' Levels Art with Distinction and in 1992 she relocated to the U.S. where she received her B.A. in Fine Art from Illinois' Principia College.

She has studied painting with nationally and internationally recognized artists including Duncan Martin, David Coughtry, Glenn Felch, France-Marie Haeger, and with fellow Argentine artist Eduardo Cervera.

Nadine's paintings are greatly inspired by her travels throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe where she's had periods of independent study to further her art training. She describes her work as minimal representational, letting her paintings come to light in an intuitive manner. "After applying paint to my canvas" she states "I wait and let the images emerge. Like the child who carves images from clouds, I step away from the literal and attempt to paint what I perceive and feel."

With honest commitment, Nadine engages the viewer through confident brushstrokes that are emotionally charged with vivid resonance and freedom. In her work she presents a juxtaposition of randomness and precision; boldness and subtlety, achieved through unreserved gesture and emotion.

Juxtaposed against the transitory shapes embedded within her paintings, Baurin’s oeuvre denotes an unequivocal spontaneity characterized by the uninhibited application of paint to canvas, creating images that elicit confidence, energy and passion.

Nadine Baurin’s artworks are on display in private collections nationally and also abroad, as far as Argentina, France and Australia.