Approved: 05.11.2012

Nash Francis

Artist

Approved: 05.11.2012

I seek to document the place in which I exist by indexing the personal, social and political. I can only work from the experienced. The contours of the 'man-made' negotiated daily within the high street and suburban dwelling form the structure of much of my work. I create a work where questioning and dialectic lay to its heart. Like a sociologist I am pre-occupied with human behaviour and all

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  • Location: London, South East
  • Artforms: Painting
  • Tags: advertisment, environment, furniture, street, urban, view, aerial, cosmos, fall, graphics & illustration, particle, time, architecture, civic, mixed media
 

Artist Statement

I seek to document the place in which I exist by indexing the personal, social and political. I can only work from the experienced. The contours of the 'man-made' negotiated daily within the high street and suburban dwelling form the structure of much of my work. I create a work where questioning and dialectic lay to its heart. Like a sociologist I am pre-occupied with human behaviour and all its social and political underpinnings. I am constantly finding syntax in the unjust and the marginal, my painting documents the now in an attempt to balance a much-convoluted history of inherited values and ideals, the traces we leave behind are of much more importance and provide a farther-reaching surface of exploration, the body can be as unreliable a model as it is temporary and I endeavour a vanity to rationalise the spaces we move between in an atempt to obtain a more telling document concerned simply with the notion of 'us'. Within my recent work 'Pier Series' I have made efforts to depart from the study of inner city and the suburban to lay a focus on what perhaps is an altogether more fragile yet enduring existence, such is portrayed in the many coastal and estuary settlements of the South East and beyond.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2011 - Crash Open, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London 2011 - ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London 2011 - The National Open Art Competition, Minerva Theatre, Chichester