Nancy Nightingale is an Edinburgh based Artist. She observes how changing daylight transforms spaces through elongated shadow forms. Currently, the focus of Nightingale’s practice is the translation of light and shadow within spaces possessing a cinematic quality into textured mark making. Directing the viewers’ eye using the frame, linking the interior with the exterior, is a tool Nancy often uses to invite potential narrative.
The construction of space is made with sensitivity to materiality, imitating visual moments containing both harsh and subtle light. Her main body of work is often process-led which allows for a controlled restriction of information given to the viewer by removing detail. Materials are used as a tool for creating visual noise, where quieter moments exist within subtle changes in texture. By abstracting the original space, Nancy is able to capture the mood without the need for explicit definition.
She graduated in 2018 from ECA with a BA(Hons) in Painting.