Nathan Mullis Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Nathan Mullis, printmaking and ceramic artist who studied BA fine arts Cardiff metropolitan university (1:1) & MA Ceramics Cardiff metropolitan university (Distinction)
Opposed to a direct evocation to form and texture, my work could be described as ambiguous, almost fictitious in its contrived representation of geological landforms. Rooted in glaze experimentation and manipulation my work is ingrained in material sensibility and utopic romanticisms; perhaps delusions of the ‘perfect’ glazed specimen. The process itself is a rigorous battle to achieve material textures that represent my immaterial and material memories. These memories conjure themselves as animated representations of volcanos and meteorites juxtaposed against sensuous experiences exploring my dads building sites and the objects that dominate that space. As memory itself is a consistent recollection of past experiences, what we know of the past can never be true and thus like Chinese whispers these material representations become distorted in their configuration.