Nina Barnett
Referencing the Crater (Purple:Red)

R3,200.00 – R4,500.00

Nina Barnett has been working with printmaker Sara-Aimee Verity for the past several months to create a series of prints referencing the Vredefort Dome – a meteor impact site south of Johannesburg. In this first iteration, an image of a moon crater that is most similar to the Dome (had it not experienced severe erosion) is depicted in three colour variations. These editions consider the way knowledge is visualised through (sometimes distant) reference points, using colour relationships to bring attention to how we see, interpret and understand.

MediumTwo Plate Relief Print on Fabriano Avoria 285gsm
Size: image: 23 x 19.3 cm; paper: 41 x 35 cm
Edition size: 15
Year: 2017

Signed by the artist.


SKU 036895-1-4-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-1 Category


More about the work

Nina Barnett uses drawing, printmaking, photography, moving image and installation to examine particular locations in relation to the body, deep time and vertical scale. Her work seeks connections between the geographical, the experienced and the materiality of surfaces, and questions the relationship between the theoretical, surmised and accidental logic. Since returning to South Africa from the United States in 2015 Nina has been making work about the Vredefort Dome, a meteor impact site located just south of Johannesburg. The site itself is significantly absent – so much has been eroded over billions of years. It is difficult to imagine the massive collision and its affect on the earth without impressive visual reference points. The size of the impact does not allow for one to comprehend its scale from the ground – only from the air can the remnants of a shape be discerned. This birds-eye view, and closely observed geological formations, are all the evidence of its existence.

Nina Barnett

Nina Barnett is a South African artist currently living in Johannesburg. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her BFA from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She has exhibited her work locally and abroad – notably at Gallery 400, Heaven Gallery and the Chicago Artists Coalition in Chicago, The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, David Krut Gallery and Harvestworks in New York, and at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Notable residencies include the Cite des Arts in Paris; AIR in Bergen, Norway; PROGR in Bern, Switzerland and Summer Forum, Joshua Tree.

Additional information

Printed on Heavy Coated Hi-White 230gsm paper.

Printing Process

Digital inkjet printing through Wetink Fine Art.

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White, Black or Kiaat wooden box frames. Note: Kiaat is a natural wood, the grain and colour will differ slightly with each piece.

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