Backwards in Coming Forwards is a collection of wooden objects that combine minimalism with modern technology. Nia E. Robinson’s practice draws on a background in creative therapies and participatory art-making, utilising actions of play to enliven an otherwise sterile approach to sculpture. Interlocking blocks, tessellating slats and three dimensional prisms are constructed in repetitive actions from laser-cut MDF. The handmade designs are one of a kind, becoming unique extensions of the artist’s human interactions during a period of self-discovery amidst a background of financial unrest, the pandemic, trauma and war.
Image: Nia E. Robinson, Rubik 3, (2021). Laser-cut MDF. 17cm x 17cm x 17cm.