ELUSIVE THEATRE OF BIOLOGY

These mise-en-scènes photographs take a cinematic construct, yet, “Old Master”-ly approach to photography.

The sets and props (all of which Nash creates in his studio) are richly coloured and packed with darkly romantic symbolism. They are a bleakly comedic “nature show” exploring the human condition and behaviour. The central figure(s), is often placed in an awkward setting surrounded with symbols of fertility, technology, death and knowledge to display their self-assertive ability to deal with such an uncanny situation, raising questions about freewill and where it fits in with our biological make-up. Works touch on a variety of aspects relating to the human condition, ranging from a character’s irrational urge to reproduce to the sudden realisation of certain death; still, others grapple with the burdens brought on by technology and by knowledge. All raise the question of freewill: Does it exist or are we slaves to our biology, instinctually following a set of survival skills that override the ideological concept of “freewill”?

As Misers Do By Beggars
AS MISERS DO BY BEGGARS
13 glasses of water
13 GLASSES OF WATER
like woodchips in a waterfall
LIKE WOODCHIPS IN A WATERFALL
The Bedazzled Acolyte 2009
THE BEDAZZLED ACOLYTE
rare chance for the plague
A VAGUE CHANCE FOR THE PLAGUE
The Death of Madamoiselle Antoinette Roquentin
THE DEATH OF MADEMOISELLE ANTOINETTE ROQUENTIN
The Folk Poet 1
THE FOLK POET
the propogandist
THE PROPOGANDIST
An Unforgettable Wind 1
AN UNFORGETTABLE WIND 1
An Unforgettable Wind 2
AN UNFORGETTABLE WIND 2
An Unforgettable Wind 3
AN UNFORGETTABLE WIND 3
An Unforgettable Wind 4
AN UNFORGETTABLE WIND 4
A Vague and Sunny Day 1
A VAGUE AND SUNNY DAY 1
A Vague and Sunny Day 2
A VAGUE AND SUNNY DAY 2
A Spool of String
A SPOOL OF STRING
Is It Any Coincidence...
IS IT ANY COINCIDENCE…
Slapstick
SLAPSTICK
The Pedestrian
THE PEDESTRIAN
The Faith Chair
THE FAITH CHAIR
myriam 4:25
THE POMEGRANATE IS AN ELUSIVE FRUIT
The Two Things (Or a Counter Intuitive Display)
THE TWO THINGS (OR A COUNTER INTUITIVE DISPLAY
The Changing Room
THE CHANGING ROOM