I, Nicole Jean McComb, more commonly known as Skinny G because of my love for words, swag and Eastern Cape roots, am an aspiring artist.
After growing up in East London, a small coastal town in South Africa, I moved to Stellenbosch to study a B.A. in Fine Art. While at Stellenbosch University I was afforded the opportunity to study abroad for six months at UNCG, Greensboro, where I learnt the fundamentals in oil painting and figure drawing.
For the last two years I have taken on the approach of using paint to document what I see. I do not try to categorize my images, nor create a narrative, but rather assess and represent my surroundings along with print media and found images.
I college a mass of repainted pictures I find and photograph to compositionally create an image. I respond to colour, movement and shapes made by human figures removed from their original surroundings.
I have focused my art making practice with paint on paper, but I am researching how these paper pieces can be translated into paper shapes and what structural objects I can build.