Nerys Mathias is an artist who works with photography, installation and painting. Her recent projects include “The Backdrop Paintings” - exploring the relationship of “selfies”, painting and portraiture. “Selfie Disrupter” - provides an alternative to the selfie by taking traditional portraits with hand painted backdrops. “Touched Up” -the resulting images of exquisite, dying flowers, hand gestures and darkness invite the viewer to be consumed with western culture's complex response to age and mortality. This led to the “Pencil Test” film that is touring with Empire II that started its journey at the Venice Biennale 2017 and is currently showing in Oaxaca, Mexico at MACO until 26 April. https://museomaco.org/?exhibition=empire-ii-after-extinction
On the 28th April I will be showing one of the Backdrop Paintings at Riposte Social, Dalston Riposte Social
Showing until the 18th May at Cross Lane Projects in Kendal is a photographic sculpture and a related photographic sculpture will go to Venice. Both are about the female/ feminist gaze.
Come and join me for the opening of Miniscule in Venice for the Biennale, 10th May Miniscule Venice
Nerys Mathias was born in Wales and lives in London. She achieved her Professional Doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London in 2015.