If you follow Nashville art, you’re probably familiar with Ed Nash’s work—or at the very least, you’re probably familiar with his seven-thousand-square-foot Eastside studio, which has hosted a slew of art openings, events, and parties. Over the past few years, the Nashville-by-way-of-the-UK artist has amassed an expansive portfolio that includes everything from abstract paintings to distinctive landscapes to “terrain pieces,” which Nash describes as “three dimensional interpretations of planets made with lava rock and a curious blend of materials.” Underpinning all these pieces is an adherence to the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, an aesthetic philosophy centered on finding beauty through imperfection.
Nash’s work is currently in the Russell Senate Office Building in D.C., the Tennessee State Museum, the Wailea Beach Resort and Spa in Hawaii, Blackberry Farm, Nashville International Airport, and countless local businesses and homes. To see his paintings in person and learn more, visit Nash’s annual open studio party, happening September 27 at 1015 West Kirkland Avenue.
Chelsea Kaiah James
Why aren't there any ears sculpted onto the presidents of Mt. Rushmore? Because American doesn't know how to listen. - Unkown
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When I create, I often think of what Johannes Itten said, “He who wishes to become a master of color must see, feel, and experience each individual color in its endless combinations with all other colors.”. I’m also inspired frequently by love and loneliness and want folks consuming my work to be encouraged to start paying attention to the little details in everyday life, appreciate the simple things, and let them eventually inspire you! Ultimately, I’m just trying to become a mother fuckin master of color.
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