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Artist Influences and Research Autumn Assessment 2016 Studio 1

Painting Inspirations

These are the artists that I  used though out the painting project to inform and inspire my decisions on what I should do throughout the painting process. There were several artists that I initially wanted to use. Unfortunately there is not enough literature on them to be able to quote that I used them, especially […]

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Painting Process

1 . Planning See Conceptual Writing – Interpretation of Others. I decided to carry on with the initial ideas of derelict houses and forests where nature and man are becoming one (well, more nature than anything). From here, I had no idea what to do. I wanted to continue with my question ‘What way is up?’, […]

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Painting Experiments

As I had never worked with oil paint before now, I decided that I needed to get some experience in using them, and did experimentations before each new part of the painting process.

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Artist Statement

The main concept behind my painting is the confusion of reality, and the interconnection between man and nature. With the increasing growth of the manmade structures, nature is often pushed to the side, and sometimes even forgotten about. In a world where everything is electronic, we can often forget what reality is. My painting is […]

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Autumn Assessment 2016 Studio 1

Conceptual Writing – Interpretation of Others

A cold, winter morning in the forest. A misty, colourful and transparent fog manifests itself in the distance. A small, wooden house stands on stilts in the middle of a milky and cloudy, pale river with a dead-end bridge come up to it. An array of dark, tall evergreen trees is emerging from the left […]

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Writing About Imaginary Artwork

I really did struggle with creating this piece of text, and so I took inspirations from childhood stories. These were not my own but rather the memories of family, as I personally do not enjoy writing about my own memories as they are incredibly personal. However basing this on others memories, I have been able […]

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Thursday Exhibition Opening

And so it happens! Our first art exhibition as a Year 1 Art (and Psychology) student! It of course featured free wine, coke, orange juice and crisps. It was so nice to see everyone’s up on the wall after some incredibly hard work was done. For those who don’t know, our year is split into […]

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Autumn Assessment 2016 Studio 1

Project 2.0 Creating a Manifesto

*See Manifestos and Typography for more details* Task debrief; Western artists have been presenting their visions of what art should be in the form of manifestos since the 19th Century. From Joshua Reynolds’s Discourses to the impassioned avant-garde manifestos of the Futurists, Cubists, Surrealists and Vorticists in the early part of the 20th-century, to the […]

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Project 1.0 Political Prints

FIRST PROJECT OF THE YEAR! (Not including the summer project.) So from the Introduction to Political Prints session that we had, we were given the task of producing our own political prints. Here was our task debrief; Art has had a troubled relationship with propaganda, which is frequently seen as overly didactic. The history of […]