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Nina Chanel Abney

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

In her charged paintings, Nina Chanel Abney uses vivid contemporary references – celebrity, politics and current affairs – merging them into characters and bizarre scenes, heavy on symbolism blocked out in bright, cartoon colours. Her paintings often feature group representations of people with ambiguous race or gender, depicted in a scene like a populist narrative, the sort of depressing sex-scandal story that seems to eclipse actual important news, but used by Abney to point out a) the ludicrousness of such things and b) the greater concerns in the world.

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.