Jo Nash is a Fine Artist currently producing abstract paintings concerning the themes of Time, Loss, Mortality and Trace.
The passage of time and fragility of life that bring mortality into view are the conceptual motifs behind the work. There was an effort with this work to create a deep subjective rapport between the viewer and the paintings leading to reflection on the passage of time.
The work centers on collaging. Images are fragmented and layered, traces of people are seen within some of the fragments, enough to give a sense of bodily involvement, but importantly, not enough to create narration or character.
The work uses photographs through collaging to express the failing struggle to hold onto the present felt by many at certain points of life. The broken images melt and disappear through the process, expressing the fluidity of time. The iconoclasm of images shows their fallacious nature; they fail to represent the past time wishes to remember.
Jo Graduated from the Ba Fine Art course at Loughborough University in 2013, and has exhibited in the UK since then, recently in Somerset and London. She is to continue her study at MA Level at Loughborough University.