Lawrence Nash RWA is an Academician, Council member and Honorary Secretary at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol and a member of Bath Society of Artists.
He was born in Watford, England and now lives and works in Bristol. He studied fine art in Watford, Wimbledon, Cheltenham and Birmingham, attaining a BA first class honours degree and an MA in fine art.
He has exhibited widely across the UK including the Royal Academy, London, The RWA, Bristol, The Axiom Art Centre, Cheltenham, The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and the Walsall Museum and Art Gallery.
He has curated in Cheltenham and Bristol and has been a judge for a number of exhibitions.
Lawrence's work borrows from minimalism, whereby multifaceted notions are condensed, anything unnecessary eliminated. He is both tenacious in his enquiry and passionate in his beliefs, and is interested in psychology and philosophy and how, through visual media ideas take form.
While believing it futile to quote direct influences, he does, however, site the seven years of practicing Ki Aikido as one of the most significant toward his work. Rather than a direct stimulus, Ki Aikido has generated an ‘attitude of mind' toward the work - a way of approaching the practice of making.
Ref 1402 (detail) - Coloured pencil on paper