TINA MARIA NIELSEN
Tina Maria Nielsen lives and works in Copenhagen. Throughout her career she has worked with casts and imprints of real objects. She has dedicated her art to the neglected and discarded, which she has cast and transformed into artworks in materials as diverse as paraffin, wax, plaster, aluminium, and black or polished bronze. She has transferred spaces and objects from one context to another, from one material to another and turned familiar objects inside out.
She focuses on the gaps and cracks of life, balancing between the virtually insignificant and the edge of symbolism. She has worked with open and closed spaces, the inside and outside, form and anti-form, defects and flaws. Her practice observes history and specific places which adorn the spirit and virtue of the lives that have been lived there.
Tina Maria Nielsen sees the work of an artist as a mindset. Her works are conceptual in origin in that she casts what already exists, but this conceptual element is solely a point of departure for the reflections generated by the physically demanding labour with materials. The genesis of the work and process behind it are laid bare in the finished work.