Nerys Mathias is an artist who works with photography, film, sculpture, 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 toured with Empire II that started its journey at the Venice Biennale 2017 and finished in Oaxaca, Mexico at MACO 2019."Eye eye" - a small sculpture shown in "Minisucule" a group exhibition at the Venice Biennale won the Mniscule Art Award, chosen by by a panel of judges including Joanne Shurvell / FORBES.COM, London; Luca Berta & Francesca Giubilei / VENICE ART FACTORY, Venice; Vera Pilpoul / Independent Art Curator, Tel Aviv;Edoardo Cimadori / VAP, Venice; Laura Cornejo / Art historian, writer and independent curator, Barcelona; Laura Omacini, Marta Naturale & Chiara Enzo / Venice Art Academy, Venice; Sara Faith & Paul Carter Robinson / ARTLYST International, London.
Miniscule Part 2 Fondamenta Sant’Anna 996, Castello 30122, Venezia now extended until 31 July 2019. Open daily Wed-Sun 11am-6pm. https://museomaco.org/?exhibition=empire-ii-after-extinction
On the 28th April one of the Backdrop Paintings at Riposte Social Dalston was shown. Riposte Social
Shown during May 2019 at Cross Lane Projects in Kendal is a photographic sculpture. LIke Eye Eye in Venice both are about the female/ feminist gaze.
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.