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Nicholas Hughes: Aspects of Cosmological Indifference

25.01.2013


Nicholas Hughes | Aspects of Cosmological Indifference #4, 2010 | 16x20" and 32x40" | © Nicholas Hughes | Courtesy of The Photographers' Gallery


Nicholas Hughes | Aspects of Cosmological Indifference #1, 2010 | 16x20Nicholas Hughes | Aspects of Cosmological Indifference #6, 2010 | 16x20Nicholas Hughes | Aspects of Cosmological Indifference #7, 2010 | 16x20Nicholas Hughes | Aspects of Cosmological Indifference #17, 2010 | 16x20Nicholas Hughes | Aspects of Cosmological Indifference (Utopia Returns), 2010 | 16x20

Dust particles rising through the projector beam of a darkened London theatre formed the genesis of Nicholas Hughes's series. The series examines the space between the world that people inhabit and that which nature still claims as its own. In this intermediary space between the two, the photographer seeks to explore the essence of the human spirit and its relationship with nature.

With a deep environmental concern running through all his work, Hughes acknowledges the limits humanity have imposed on the natural world and contemplates the future for both.

Nicholas Hughes said: In experiencing our insignificance I found reassurance. We can but amount to mere scratches upon the Earth's surface. No more than splashes of colour before we return to dust.

Aspects of Cosmological Indifference will be on display at The Photographers' Gallery's Print Sales Space from 31 January until 31 March 2013. Prints will be available to purchase with prices starting at £800.

Nicholas Hughes is a UK based artist who works mainly within his immediate location whether that be - Central London, the British coastline, Switzerland or Germany. He has pursued a career as a photographic artist since obtaining a first class Bachelor of Arts degree in 1998 followed by a Master's Degree from the London College of printing in 2002. Represented by The Photographers' Gallery in London and by the Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York, his work has been featured in numerous publications, including Next Level, Hotshoe International, the Photographer and the British Journal of Photography, and is held in photographic collections worldwide.



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07.02.13 - 31.03.13 Exhibition ended

Nicholas Hughes: Aspects of Cosmological Indifference

The Photographers' Gallery, London