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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Heather Cassils

Becoming an ImageĀ 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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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Kurt Moses

Kurt Moses takes fine art photographs of small figurines in our every day environment. The project of Un Petit Mode was created by himself and his wife, Edwige in 2010 in order to ‘capture a whimsical, evocative photo which indicates a storyline allowing the viewer to draw their own conclusion.’ They create all the scenes […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Vincent Bousserez

Vincent Bousserez is a photographer who lives and works in Paris, photographing the Plastic Life scenarios. These began as a small entertainment, but then became prints around the galleries of Europe. The photographs of tiny people range from poetic vignettes to witty, barbed comments on human vices. They each contain small colourful plastic figures, often […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Slinkachu

Slinkachu has travelled the world and left his mark in each place by leaving small figurines and sculptures. This all began in 2006, with the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters. These figures are then set in place, photographed, and left, as an installation project and photography project. On the website, it […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Matthew Albanese

Matthew Albanese creates beautiful outdoor scenes, photographed from the tabletop of his studio. These landscapes can include things such as cotton wool, parsley, moss, glitter, garbage bags, and many other things that you can find in the average home. Each scene is made with extreme care and caution, and when photographed, appear realistic. Some pieces, […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Christopher Boffoli

Christopher Boffoli is a largely self-taught, fine art, commercial and editorial photographer. He began making art at an early age but only began to work with photography after receiving a camera for his birthday. His work includes editorial and documentary travel photography, but is most well known for the Big Appetites works, which features tiny […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

William Kass

William Kass is a photographer who plays with his food, to create small intricate scenes in the viewpoint of life as experienced by miniature little people. He uses small, plastic toy figures with that of food and other everyday, home items, including that of spoons, cocktail sticks and cocktail umbrellas. An orange can become a […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Nic Joly

Nic Joly creates small scenes using miniature figures. This began as a hobby for Nic and has turned into a passion for sculpting, whereupon he creates figuring from paper, wire and clay. These frames allow the viewer to feel as though they are peering through the winder of a stranger’s life. The figures themselves are […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Mini Models

There are many miniature models that people own and use throughout the world, including that of miniature train sets and miniature Lego models. Since a young child, I have often played with dolls, in particular Barbies and Polly Pockets. This then transformed into that of Lego sets, where I love to create small ‘dream’ houses. […]