Forces in Nature has been published to accompany an exhibition curated by celebrated US critic and author Hilton Als for Victoria Miro, London.
The exhibition explores ideas of man in nature and includes works by Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, NS Harsha, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Celia Paul, Tal R, Sarah Sze, Kara Walker, and Francesca Woodman.
Artists have long sought to represent man’s insoluble relationship to the natural world. Forces in Nature questions the male form and its absence in paintings, photographs, drawings, film and installation.
Does nature mean more to us when seen alongside the human form? Or do we understand a landscape or seascape more acutely when the form is absent? And how much of our understanding of nature is filtered through experiences of the modern world? Forces in Nature is not only a celebration of these questions but an examination of them.