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Artist Influences and Research Studio 4

Artist Talk: Rachel Garfield

Rachel Garfield is an artist that has travelled through mediums to portray their ideas surrounding racial based criticism, racial history and identity, specifically in the Jewish culture. This has grown from their personal experience of racial based criticism throughout childhood and adulthood. As a new artist, Garfield hung around with those who made art-based film, […]

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Pumped Up

Date: November 2019Size: VaryingMaterial: Plaster Bouncing off Imprint, there was a need to take the creases and extra characterisation out of the pieces. This is where balloons came into play. The plaster was mixed and poured into a bottle. A balloon was pumped up, and the plaster poured in – a transition between air and […]

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Artist Talk: Arianne Churchman

Churchman’s enthusiasms include that of British Folk Law and traditions. Folk law and contemporary art practices have like domains in the eyes of Churchman, bringing about a strange and temporal mess. This leads her to find the strange and wonky things of daily life to bring into the artwork. A very visual and residual culture […]

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Donald Judd

Judd, associated with minimalism, sough autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it. Throughout the lifetime of work, Judd achieved a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy. He sought clear and defined objects, often made out of wood, to articulate these ideas of a direct material and physical presence without […]

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Den

Date: November 2019Size: 2.5m x 2.5m x 2.2mMaterial: Bamboo Matchsticks are proven to be smaller than originally thought when placing them next to plaster forms and projecting them onto the architecture that they are inspired from. Through the experimentation of CUA and DYS/Functional in the Week 5 Exhibition, there was a want to go larger […]

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Utopian Architecture

Utopian architecture holds its principle that brings nature into every aspect of urban life to help cities become more dense while lessening the human impact on the environment. This term has often been applied when talking about post-war periods to build up cities and jobs, without largely impacting the environment. The advancement of architecture is […]

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DYS/Functional

Date: October 2019Size: 1 x 0.6 x 0.6 mMaterial: Plaster, metal step Through exploration of building-like materials and the architecture of the institution, DYS/Functional takes these elements and places them back into their environment. After casting the plaster objects in the workshop of the art department, there was an element of the workshop that needed […]

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Anthony Caro

Caro uses found industrial objects that engage the spectator on a one-to-one basis. Using various bright colours, the sculptures confront the spectator into conversation, displaying a radical departure from previous sculpture works of the generation. There is no recorded reason for the colours used in specific instances, however each colour of the works is unique. […]

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CUA

Date: October 2019Length: 11:38 minutes Varying between plaster and matchsticks, the small objects are found not to resemble the surrounding building and architecture as initially designed. The multiple, mismatched colours of the matchstick cubes along with the full-of-character plaster works were not creating the conversation that was intended. In order to create a larger conversation […]

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Martin Puryear

Puryear is recognised for a fiercely independent visual language of object making. There is a strong combination of practices adapted from different traditions to create objects based on abstract organic forms with rich psychological, cultural, and historical references. Wood carving, joinery, boat building and technology are just some of the practices involved within the design […]