Rina is a multidisciplinary artist who works with whatever material is at hand. Her paintings and drawings explore abstraction, emotion, contours, animals, and ever and always, the human face. Wild or muted palettes, epic sized canvases, murals or the back of a dinner menu, it is all in the moment, knowing-the-rules-and-breaking-them play.
“I am often asked where the faces in my work come from. I don’t have an answer.
I started drawing faces when I was sixteen. I found painting at twenty-one.
I draw faces everyday and I draw faces in a way that makes sense to me. I don’t know who they are. I don’t think about it. It is not important. Deciphering the face is the first language we know as humans. It is the ultimate language.
Science says that we never dream faces that we have not seen in real life – and I wonder whether the same is true for faces that I paint.”
Rina is based in Sydney and Perth.
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