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Nicola Gunnarsson (b. 1995)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Nicola Gunnarsson (b. 1995) is a painter from London. She previously studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

“Odd Elegance”, a term coined by Nicola Gunnarsson’s favourite fashion designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh, is what best defines the nature of her paintings. A century of abstract painting is filtered through Nicola’s experience of today’s material and digital world. Love of clothing plays a key role to this experience (a love that which Nicola sees to have been with her since she can remember) and has influenced a decision of painting on alternative materials such as denim and pinstripe suit fabric. Endless nuances to Nicola’s life could be referenced, but one that she feels is particularly integral in informing the colour and form of her current paintings is the regular taking of walks around West Ham Park, in Newham, at sunset while listening to her favourite albums.

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Current RA Schools student

Born: 1995 in London

RA Schools student from 2018 to 2022

Gender: Female

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