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 will next be in Hastings 8th and 9th September 2018. http://www.empire2.info/
Come and meet Nerys at Open Studios at Deborah House, Retreat Place, Hackney, London on 23rd September 12-5pm. It is part of: SPACE 50th Anniversary Artists’ Open Studios Weekend. http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/news/space-artists-open-studios-weekend/
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.