Mostly consisting of monochrome repetitive linework, Narinna’s drawings come across as both minimal and wrapped in intriguing complexity. As an architect she is naturally interested in spatial representation and yet in her artistic exploration she leaves her background aside to explore the perceptual reading of space.
Narinna’s thinking line deals in great part with environment of artifice: fragments of the human-made, architecture, the urban; with nature, at times, returning to the scene. For the most part her drawings, particularly her "Colourline grids" series are made up of simple geometric forms, resembling some form of an odd city layout.
She works mainly on paper, using various media: two current series of drawings are made with ink / Radical Optimsim/ and The Colourline Grids is created with oil-based pencils, ranging in dimension from A4 to A1.
Narinna ( Narinè Gyulkhasyan ) was born in 1986 and is based in Rotterdam.
EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS
2023 oct 22- nov 2 . losing ground . art for Artsakh - cloud gallery . amsterdam
2023 june - sep . radical optimism - koffie leute . utrecht
2023 feb 09 - 12 OBJECT rotterdam design show . ff chess set . rotterdam
2022 april 15 - may 9 Trusting enclosure - solo show . westerkade kunstgalerie . rotterdam
2021 dec 03 - 31 kerstsalon . westerkade kunstgalerie . rotterdam
2020 march 9 - july 15 Radical optimism . solo show . blackbird . utrecht
2019 mei 9 - 16 drink&draw (arielle fenton) groupshow figure drawing. de aanschouw . rotterdam
2017 drink&draw group show wolfaert . rotterdam
2023 nov. designer's winter market . delfshaven
2023 may 13 illustration market meisje in het wit . louis hardloper . utrecht
2021 sep . designer's summer market . delfshaven
2020 nov . designer's xmas market . delfshaven
2019 saturday night live painting show . performance bar . rotterdam
2019 monmartre aan het ijsel art-market . nieuwekerk aan het ijsel
2018 friday night live painting show . performance bar . rotterdam
2016 live drawing performance at MTV awards/ Viacom gala event . ahoy . rotterdam