Today we showcase Illustration work by Nina Torr. Enjoy!
Who is Nina Torr and what do you do?
Nina Torr is my real name. I sometimes work under the name Andy Wyeth. I teach illustration at the Open Window School of Visual communication in Pretoria.
How would you define your style or art?
My (Andy’s) style involves a lot of sad animals putting on brave faces. It’s a jumble of biblical, mythological and historical references. I work mostly in ink and gouache and I’ve had a fixation with gold, white and black for about two years now.
What inspires your work?
Old woodcuts like Holbein’s Dance of Death series. The stiffness in early Dutch and Flemish painting.Illuminated manuscripts and natural history illustrations (especially ones done by amateurs).
What are you currently working on?
I am currently working on a collaboration with Open Window colleagues Maaike Bakker, Werner Burger, PJ Kotze and Lodewyk Barkhuizen. We are Mega Bonanza and we’re putting together a show called, “Maybe you just have bad taste” which opens 25 July at Kalashnikovv Gallery in Braamfontein.We all worked on each of the pieces while maintaining a strict diet of pizza and wine. It should be quite a night.
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
Don’t be precious. Make as many mistakes as possible and don’t think of yourself as special.
Where can our readers follow your work?
www.andy-wyeth.com and www.behance.net/andywyeth
Mega Bonanza event: https://www.facebook.com/events/603018353065488/