Nina Pen
graduate of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem

About the collection

My current collection is a self-portrait, not only literally, but in every aspect. What things define me as a person? Who am I as a designer? What makes me interesting? It is about my feelings, my thoughts, my opinions and things I have experienced throughout the years.

I was wondering where those feelings are coming from and why I do things the way I do them. Therefore, I started to make drawings of every moment in my life that has influenced me: from the moment my parents divorced until now. I started to organise them and so I created a timeline. With this in mind I started to create shapes as well. Every form, drawing, print and color in my collection has a meaning.