Daniel Nash is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

Withnail & I (1987)

Film Synopsis

London, 1969 – two ‘resting’ (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail’s uncle Monty’s country cottage. But when they get there, it rains non-stop, there’s no food, and their basic survival skills turn out to be somewhat limited. Matters are not helped by the arrival of Uncle Monty, who shows an uncomfortably keen interest in Marwood…

About the Artist

Daniel is a Illustrator from Bedfordshire, England. he is currently working freelance and on his parents farm. Inspirations include pop culture, sci-fi, film, animals and nature. The strong juxtaposition between rural farm life and technology focused artwork is largely influential to Daniels creative process.

Clients include Disney, Marvel, Sony, Pixar, 20th Century Fox, SyFi, LucasFilm, HBO and more.

Daniel has also had his art exhibited in New York, London, Paris, Prague, Marseille and L.A.

Why did you choose this film?

I chose the film ‘Withnail & I’ as after one of my friends lent it to me at university, it instantly became one of my favourite films. The hedonistic London tale really encompassed the music I was listening to at the time, like The Strokes and The Libertines, plus the rural Penrith ‘holiday’ setting, really gives the film a beautifully bleak look and feel. I still think its one of the funniest film I’ve seen.

Be sure to check out all of Daniel’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this British classic real soon.

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