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Samuel Nias

MA work

Finding beauty in the ultimately mysterious subjects, which breach the limits of human understanding, is where my practice takes its inspiration.

I create visual experiences that become more about seeing than fully understanding, operating between the abstract and the scientific.

Natural phenomena, such as the northern lights and rainbows, are of special interest to me as they all, naturally, produce unexpected occurrences of light and colour.

Exploring themes of abstraction using light and colour, through a variety of practices including print, video and installation, I aim to evoke both the beauty and feelings of incomprehensibility generated by such natural phenomena.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2009

  • Finding beauty in the ultimately mysterious subjects, which breach the limits of human understanding, is where my practice takes its inspiration.

    I create visual experiences that become more about seeing than fully understanding, operating between the abstract and the scientific.

    Natural phenomena, such as the northern lights and rainbows, are of special interest to me as they all, naturally, produce unexpected occurrences of light and colour.

    Exploring themes of abstraction using light and colour, through a variety of practices including print, video and installation, I aim to evoke both the beauty and feelings of incomprehensibility generated by such natural phenomena.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Camberwell College of Arts, 2005; BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design, Hereford College of Art, 2001
  • Experience

  • Art Technician, White Cube Gallery, London, 2008-9; Teaching Placement, University College Falmouth, 2008; Film and Video Workshop Leader, Royal College of Art, 2008; Fabricator, MDM Props, London, 2005-7
  • Exhibitions

  • We Can Understand The Meaning Better Without, The Crypt Gallery, London, 2009; Manpower, Rua Pocas Dos Negros, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008; Factory, James Taylor Gallery, London, 2008; Spiritual Promises from Lost Prophets, Dagher Center, Beirut, Lebanon, 2008
  • Awards

  • Lawrence Atwell's Charity Award, 2007 - 9