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Nina Torr

Nina Torr was born in Johannesburg in 1987 and she teaches illustration at Pretoria’s Open Window Institute.

The subjects she depicts seem to exist in similarly indistinct territory “ imaginary, internal landscapes are populated with otherworldly figures and what Torr describes as sad animals putting on brave faces”.

Nina works mostly in ink and gouache and demonstrates impressive, resolute line work that has developed over the thousands of pages of her sketchbooks. This sophisticated line rendering that characterises her work makes for a very rewarding translation to screen print.