A recent graduate in fine arts at Central St Martins (2012), Dina’s work investigates our psychological and emotional relationship with domestic interior and the moments of shifts between the familiar and the uncanny.
The shift occurs when the fallible logic of collage is applied to the painted surface. The cut, the coupage, the bittersweet laceration is both the pleasure of re-ordering the fragments and the pain of losing the whole.
In her rooms architectural laws become suspended, space disintegrates into fragments. The building blocks of her interiors are recognizable but the sum of the parts reads as an alternative to the visible reality.
Dina collects textiles, fabric, images from interiors magazines and incorporates these into her paintings combining both abstraction and figuration, past and present to dramatic effect.