Artist Statement

Michael Nash - Sculptor

and Installation Artist

I work with colour, texture and found materials to create abstract sculptures and installations that are a reflection of my own inner world and the way I see the world around me. The process of making is an integral part of the meaning of my work. I begin by deconstructing materials into small pieces, often taking them out of their usual context, and then build them up into a new whole. I often work with found and non-traditional materials, but this method of construction also underlies my work with more traditional materials such as clay and steel.

 

My work is installation based. As well as large scale works, my work can be seen as a series of individual sculptures within an overall connected - and sometimes disconnected - installation. My aim throughout my work is to engage the viewer, to enable them to become a participant as well as an observer, and to challenge them to see and think in new ways, thus drawing out a commonality of viewpoint which questions and is at odds with our contemporary fractured society.