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Projects by Ella Nitters

Visible and mobile, my body is a thing among things; it’s caught in the fabric of the world, and its cohesion is that of a thing. But, because it moves itself and sees, it holds things in a circle around itself.”

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (French philosopher, 1908–1961)

Untitled

Technique: pencil on paper, watercolour & digital

Year: 2014

Each face

Drawings for a collaboration with poet Bauke Steenhuisen, titled "elk gedicht/elk gezicht".

Technique: pencil on paper, digital
Year: 2013

Beatrix

Portrait of Princess Beatrix, former Queen of the Netherlands.

Technique: pencil on paper
Year: 2013

Untitled

Technique: pencil on paper

Year: 2012

Roots 1–3

Drawings made during an artist residency in Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT.

Technique: pencil on paper
Year: 2010

Untitled

String experiments made during an artist residency in Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT.

Technique: string, acrylic & pencil on paper
Year: 2010

Spines

Some spinal experiments made during an artist residency in Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT.

Technique: pencil on paper, digital
Year: 2010

A Book About Death

Drawings for a project organised by Matthew Rose in honour of Ray Johnson, exhibited in the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York.

Technique: pencil on paper
Year: 2009

Untitled

Series of drawings and etches, partly inspired by the Romanian movie "Thalassa, thalassa, ruckkehr zum meer", in which a group of children travels to see and gets lost.

Technique: pencil, pen, etching & acrylic
Year: 2006

Les Papillon Phantômes

Drawings for Codex2014: The Encyclopedia of Unusual and Weird Animals, a project curated by Tamar Kasparian, which resulted in a unbound book with drawings of 36 artists from all over the world.

Technique: Acrylic & coloured pencil on paper
Year: 2014

Home is where the heart is

During his project "huisnr." designer Koen de Wilde handed out little wooden houses to designers and artists. His fascination with the basic shape of a house made him curious what others would do with this shape. For my contribution I decided to take anatomy as a starting point and carved an anatomically correct heart out of it.

Technique: woodcarving
Year: 2013

The flesh is at the heart of the world.”

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (French philosopher, 1908–1961)