Nina Marinick

March 10, 2018 - April 14, 2018

"The void, the beginning of all creation, complete upheaval, the abyss; Chaos. This is ultimately what I felt and found while creating this mural - all intention seemed out the window, and I surrendered to circumstance of space, time, and outside influence.

This project was originally intended to span a few weeks, but in reality it took about six months of painting, layering, buffing, then sitting, staring, and repeating the cycle... Until, finally, Chaos was accepted. Chaos was born and it thrived in its collision of colors, textures, and figures. Chaos sprung from letting go of forced intent, and along the way I read, and wrote, and sat alone, and the walls began to make more sense.

The Chaos mural was one of the greatest art challenges I've faced so far. I pushed myself to combine mediums and move past the self doubt that comes with exploding one's mind on another's walls. I am drawn to creation stories and the interconnectedness of Gods and Goddesses of different cultures, the mother figures, the cosmos, and the relation to the present state of this world we seem to live in. Chaos comes from the water, it comes from sky, from destruction, and from hurt.. It comes from the the merging of opposite forces, and from Chaos, comes order.
Throughout this mural, one will find puzzle pieces, they fit together in chunky spaces, patched with abstract glitches, and though not all the words will fit, the pieces form a story. Like holy fuck, this mural messed with my whole perspective of self and the roles we, ahem, I, play in this world, and I'm so grateful I got the opportunity to create it."
-Nina Marinick

About the artist
Nina Marinick aka "KN0WME" is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Houston, TX. She works with a strong focus on mural, illustration, and installation work. Through the use of different materials, Marinick's work explores all aspects of life - physical, mental, emotional & spiritual. She creates under various aliases in an effort to better understand the idea of 'self.' She is drawn to explore the effects of art on culture & society, and vice versa. Marinick examines both the "good" and "bad" in life, and through creation, she hopes to inspire positive change.

"Physical creation is an expansion of the mind, it is a visual mapping of ideas, feelings, and the parts that aren't easily defined."