Artist Nina Chanel Abney’s abstract paintings capture the frenetic contemporary culture of today, combining her signature bold colors and abstractions with the representation of diverse subjects. Spontaneous yet balanced, the resulting imagery compresses space and time into a single snapshot, a process akin to the abstract cubism of an earlier era.
As an artist, Abney does not constrain herself to a singular type of canvas. She has created traditional paintings, murals, even phone cases and UNO cards. She has shown in traditional galleries and the streets of New York. But her message stays the same; she tackles the sorely lacking diversity of all sorts (race, sexuality, and religion, just to name a few), in her work.