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Nerys Mathias
Professional Doctorate In Fine Art

University of East London

Graduates: 2015

Specialisms: Fine Art / Photography / Sculpture

My location: London, United Kingdom

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Nerys Mathias

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First Name: Nerys

Last Name: Mathias

University / College: University of East London

Course / Program: Professional Doctorate In Fine Art

Graduates: 2015

Specialisms: Fine Art / Photography / Sculpture

My Location: London, United Kingdom

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Nerys Mathias is an artist who works with a male muse. The photographs lift a lantern on her domestic world; her subject matter: the everyday complexities within a loving relationship. The gaze slips between lover, friend and vulnerable other. The images expose the problems of intimacy: is there romance after marriage? Man is seen as vulnerable, sexual and animal. Her images reveal and question the physical and psychological distance between the artist and the subject, image and viewer. The photographs are glossy, acrylic mounted, seductive yet difficult to look at without seeing one's own reflection: a reminder of the distance between the viewer and the viewed, emphasising the difficulty of looking. The joys of finding a partner bring the anxiety of loss and death. The empowerment of gained knowledge and understanding of the self, conflicts with the irritations of the maturing body. 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. The images have been printed on satin, made into hybrid cushion - like objects. Tripods made of bamboo cane hold these soft objects linking the flower images with the garden and also gives them a precarious domesticity. The objects lie on top of the canes in an uneven and seemingly perilous manner. This whimsical manner of display reflects the paradoxical emotions towards ageing

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The joys of finding a partner bring the anxiety of loss and death. The empowerment of gained knowledge and understanding of the self, conflicts with the irritations of the maturing body. 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.

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