Bia Nua (b. 1981) graduated from London College of Communication with an MA in Photography, previously studied  Photography and Psychology. Bia is currently a philosophy reader and their practise is concerned with the experience of the photographic image and it’s function as meaning making within the abstract. Works and lives in London.

Bia uses photographs and household bleach to transform them into images reminiscent of abstract expressionist paintings. The process is captured on camera, fixing the moment of transformation, as the liquid reacts with the photographic paper, leaving the original motive unrecognisable. Then bleaching that same fixed moment again in a spiral of transformation between fixing and unfixing.

Once the work has been printed the original is then destroyed.

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