Based between Brighton and London Aaron Parish (b.1998 London) finished his BA in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Brighton and will be graduating from MA Print at the Royal College of Art. Utilising digital mapping techniques his practice seeks to make sense of place and identity within both rural and urban landscapes.
Stripping local landscapes bare, back to their raw elements. Unveiling past, present and future uses of the land, my work investigates our changing interventions of the land and the growing divide between us and the landscape. I am drawn to histories of human intervention of the landscape, from prehistoric stone monoliths to contemporary towers of glass, one working harmoniously with the land the other in contrast. Using photographic and traditional etching processes with LiDAR and Blender, before casting into plaster, creating works that embody a permanence but fragility, a contemporary monolith from the digital age.
Myths, legends and pre-Christian understandings of the British landscape alongside contemporary anthropological understandings on how we developed with the landscape informs my practice. I am interested how global indigenous communities understand, navigate and depict the landscape.
Using accurate 3-D scans of the land manipulated with geographical and 3D software. I render, then expose the image onto etching plates before being cast into plaster. Taking scans of landscapes with deep historical significance in British history.