Degree Show 2023
BA Art and Design
My project exhibits a range of visual material which integrates varying
technical approaches and conceptual themes to encapsulate the essence of the urban setting. Creative methods such as painting, drawing and photography will detail the eclectic union of life that reinvigorates public environments, examining the expressive intricacies that go unnoticed and their relationship with the ever-evolving space accommodating them.
Through the inclusion of illustrative, snapshot drawings and photography observing everyday life and architecture documented in the form of a book, I aim to achieve a sense of narrative through my own lens, experimenting with the varying translations of time to capture the evanescent nature of individual pathways converging amidst the fleeting pace of life. This creative approach encourages the audience’s receptivity to the unearthing of beauty interlaced within mundane repetition of everyday routine of which we tune out from, typically via technological devices.
The overruling of contemporary digital media enables us to transcend our public surroundings and isolate ourselves within our own self-constructed realities; my practice seeks to promote awareness of this to its viewer. My paintings elevate this concept on a larger scale, positioned alongside one another to invite the audience to immerse themselves within each piece gradually, allowing time to visually comprehend the whole image and identify links between the pieces. Inspired by Edward Hopper’s theatrical depictions of lonesomeness within urban scenes, a subject is immersed within their exclusive narrative. Their surreal, commonplace surroundings intend to inspire the viewer’s associations of familiarity, whilst their theatrically multi-layered compositions reveal more, the longer you look.