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Nathan Markham

A Promise Of Spring

29.09 ———— 12.10.21

Artist In Residence At The Above

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A self-taught, multi-medium Melbourne-based British fine artist whose work conforms to no one particular style, his modus operandi constantly developing and redefining itself.

Nathan’s artistic development began in the small market town of Driffield, Yorkshire where he found solace in drawing, photography and digital production. Dabbling in Dali-inspired digital surrealism to psychedelic symmetry- his creativity began to manifest until a figurative fine artist surfaced. Self-taught and motivated in experimentation, Nathan began working with acrylic and aerosol on canvas to create narratives inspired by sociological observations, nostalgic influences and the ambience of cultural phenomenon that surround him.

Nathan seeks to regularly absorb and adapt to new techniques with the intention to incorporate them in his works which makes his practice an evolving process. His pieces take form as they’re produced, guided by internal cues as opposed to kinetic ones-with no dictation nor boundaries.

Motivated by process over a defined end result and drawing inspiration from the likes of Francis Bacon and David Hockney, as well as the aforementioned Salvador Dali, Nathan allows himself the freedom of expression to create by developing, exploring, and pushing new methods and techniques. We are yet to see Nathan’s final form, if such a constraint will ever exist.

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