While the natural world plays a profound role in Feldman’s work, he maintains a delicate balance in its portrayal between abstraction and nostalgic memory. Within that world, the Australian landscape is the subject of inquiry – not a realistic depiction but that of a collection of memories; of sounds, smells and colour.
Enigmatic, distorted images of rivers and creeks emerge from the landscape, while the colours and textures of the Australian bush speak of the ever changing environment. These organic forms converge to form a dynamic ecosystem, nature’s cycle of life, death and regeneration. Feldman’s approach is not to literally depict these elements, but to transform them, interweaving images into rich, magical, dreamlike environments filled with the perception of water, light and colour.
Nathan Feldman was born in Geelong, Australia in 1974. He studied Fine Art at Monash University, receiving some of the last traditional tuition by some of Australia’s best realist painters.
Feldman has exhibited widely in both Australia and overseas and his work is held in many private and corporate collections.