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Studio 1 Summer Assessment 2017

Artist Statement

The main concepts behind my sculpture are impossibility and childhood. As we grow older, we often forget about small things, and regress to childhood when such objects are presented in adulthood. In a world where we are forced to grow up, why should we not be able to play with childhood toys? My sculpture is […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Aurelien Froment

Through the piece ‘Debuilding’ (2001), Aurelien Froment invites people to build Jenga-like structures using wooden blocks of varying sizes. Initially stacked inside a single wooden trunk in the corner of the gallery, the blocks have since been scattered across the white floor by participants eagerly engrossed in the process of building their own imaginary dwellings, […]

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Studio 1 Summer Assessment 2017

Artist Statement Draft

The first edit of my artist statement for the sculpture project started off very well, but ended very rough. I used my previous Artist Statement as a guide of how to write this one, as I liked how I expressed my thoughts and ideas for the painting. This was a rough plan because I was unsure as […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Diana Armfield RA

Diana Armfield works in many mediums including that of pastel, watercolour, printmaking and drawing. The drawings that she creates are left very rough, but still distinguishable, with many lines and layers, creating her image. In the two drawings that the Curwen Gallery display, Diana has draw the subjects of a flock of sheep, both in […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Donald Hamilton Fraser RA

Donald Hamilton Fraser has exhibited around the world, while also being made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1970, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1983, and then elected Royal Academician in 1985. His paintings are composed of the sea, in block and contrasting colours. The sea itself, in […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Henry Walsh

Henry Walsh is a London full time freelance artist and designer, who concentrates a large portion of his time on oil painting. The majority of his paintings look at people from different perspectives, namely from birds eye view. This different perspective of large amounts of people allows the viewer to see just how small we […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Anita Mandl

Anita Mandl was trained as a zoologist, and soon become a member of the teaching staff of the Medical School at the University of Birmingham, while attending evening classes in sculpture at the Birmingham College of Art. The sculptures that she creates are mostly simplified animal forms, along with highly polished surfaces. Each sculpture is […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Heather Cassils

Becoming an Image is a series of performances where Heather Cassils ‘unleashes an attack on a 2000 pound (~900kg) clay block. Delivering a series of kicks and blows in total darkness, the spectacle is illuminated only by the flash of a photographer, burning the image into the viewer’s retina.’ This was first performed in the ONE […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Antony Gormley

One of Antony Gormley’s most famous pieces (except the Angel of the North) has been the room full of terracotta figures, which were created with the help of school children. This, along with the rest of his artworks, are often left in a very natural form, with rough edges and joins left visible to the […]

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Rehana Zaman

When we walked into the lecture theatre, I have to admit, I was somewhat afraid that this artist talk was going to be like the CGI talk we had last term. I was pleasantly surprised to find that CGI was a very small portion of the work that Rehana Zaman does. Rehana Zaman is an […]