ART & DESIGN
“LIVING” is a series of multimedia collage samples exploring interactions between people and nature, between friends and between art mediums. Shapes are taken from images posted by a group of girls on holiday and combined with text produced when they were asked to describe their emotions surrounding that time.
‘Abstracts of feminine identity’ is partly inspired by the works of Sappho and her subtle exploration into femininity. Through exploring this work I created a depiction of my own feminine identity. This piece is subtle – a reflection of vulnerable or intimate moments in my life.
AGATHA DE LOTBINIERE
The theme for my project was called ‘Rivers’, yes you may be wondering why this title? Also you might be wondering what I did to produce for the outcomes? After lots of changing my theme I picked Rivers because I am into nature and this title fits with my designs. What did I end up making? I bought a table from British Heart Foundation and I ended up carving out a flowing river design running down the middle, then poured red, and blue epoxy resin which then ended up having glitter poured into the mixture. LED lights were also added to the table and a Bluetooth speaker to give it more of a party-table feeling – also the lights help make it look like the resin is reflecting like water does when the sun is out. The music is the sounds of nature so when you look at the coloured river it makes it sounds like you’re surround by nature or that a river is flowing down the table.
In a world conditioned to dismiss the land we live on, we forget that we are organisms that grow and depend entirely on the Earth. My work is a running narrative of my personal relationship with the ground, as well as exploring wider human neglect. Playfulness with material and practicing intuitive mind flow represent the influence of my surroundings, and how important it is that we listen to the Earth.
For my final major project, I wanted to go down the digital graphics and animation route - a still from my animation can be found with the three ships flying over the landscape. The aesthetic I went for was a science-fiction Viking theme, using traditional Viking imagery and equipment and giving them a futuristic makeover.
Working with the subject matter of the number 36, I began looking past the obvious, instead focusing on a broader meaning and the expression of emotion. I do this through movement of the brush as an extension of my body, working with materials where there is no going back and corrections; this allows for spontaneity and accidental bliss. My work should be viewed with a cautious eye, paying attention to all the little cracks and marks made so that they can be enjoyed as a whole. Each piece shown was an outcome from experimentation into different media and techniques looking to find precision in randomness. Throughout this project I have been able to explore what I set out to do, working with psychological theories and exploring an area of uncertainty via many media. Furthermore, through this work you can see my journey with squares acting as confinement for the free moving circle, creating conflict representing my feelings fighting against control.
This project was based on current affairs and looking at topics such as Brexit, the media, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These illustrations were created by combining the use of Digital and traditional techniques.
My work is an exploration of colour, shape, light and thought. These see-through pieces have been produced from a series of experiments and diversions into art that uses plastic, bubbles and various mixed medias to examine the interplay of natural light filtered through serene panels.
Exploring the title Field of View, I was investigating the maximum amount that can be seen through an optical instrument which lead me to use 36mm slide frames to document. This was a starting point for my exploration in which I developed work through stitch, collage, fabric, photography, typologies and Camera Obscura.
ESTELLE DE JONGH
I use various mixed media approaches, mainly photography, illustration and painting, in my work to find my voice in the art world. I seek to capture both human forms, especially faces, and the natural world around me, mainly animals, using light or brush strokes. The work I’ve made recently for VEXED has been fun, bright and on the abstract, contemporary side – it includes photography, explorations in drawing of the human face and surreal pet portraits!
Through my work I like to explore darker themes via the use of a variety of styles and a monochrome colour palette. I feel that high-contrast images are extremely striking and help to convey a more 'horror-like' image - I have shown this in a variety of ways through a blend of drawing, painting and photography.
My work is an exploration of a variety of techniques and processes – from drawing to textiles to digitalisation – to create concepts for a range of personal fashion prints and branding ideas, using the human form, Godzilla, camouflage street style. A selection of varying outcomes is shown here.
Dangerous Reputation: “Damn.” The last know word from American Airlines Flight 191 before crashing 4,600 feet from O’Hare International Airport, and just short of a trailer park, killing all 271 people on board, as well as two others on the ground. This is one of many tragedies the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 experienced that earned it a dangerous reputation.
My final major project is based around designing ancient royal Korean wedding attire for a Korean Empress. I designed this Korean wedding dress and a headpiece by using accessories that I cut-up and reconfigured, and added white flowers that I hand-made myself. I also painted some flowing design ideas using ink and water which I let bleed into each other to give the look of high-end fashion illustrations.
My Final Major Project is based on Roots and Rhizomes. I have focused on their purpose as biological structures and how they function in the natural world. I also have a very keen eye for the urban landscape so some of my work incorporates the idea of concrete strength and the relation between the natural and the human-made. I work with a range of different studio-based medias and then further develop my work digitally.
Paintings of the Natural World
1.This circular painting aims to convey a feeling of tranquillity and peace; feelings that come when at ease in a coastal environment.
2. This painting is about peacefulness: the sky is filled with pastel shades from the last of the sunlight shining through the clouds at dusk.
3. This panoramic painting aims to convey the feeling of vastness within the ocean. The contrast between black and white aims to show the power and energy of the ocean waves.
4. This panoramic painting aims to show the importance and strength of the environment; the rough waves represent the power of nature.
During the Final Major Project I began to experiment with structural photography. This led me to photographing a derelict structure in Ipswich which I have used as inspiration for the models I have created – detailing the linear patterns found within the peeling paint of the structure. For my final outcomes I continued to capture my completed models in my immediate environment.
The work I have created for my Final Major project revolves around the theme of youth culture and how the environment I grew up in socially has positively aided my development and coming of age. My main aim for the zine I created was to embody the experiences I had in the underground community through the use of several mediums, including photography, digital artwork and traditional illustration. I believe that the work I have created for this project portrays the community I identify with accurately, immersing spectators in a world that they may not have come across before.
I have chosen these images for this submission as I think these are the key pieces from the zine I have created for my FMP. The theme is ‘Determinism’ (the doctrine that all events, including human action, are ultimately determined by causes regarded as external to the will of people). I have shown this throughout a series of juxtaposed collages of slides, darkroom work and text-based graphics to break up the flow of the pieces. I have stuck to the natural slide colours as I thought they looked amazing, so I didn’t alter them and just added yellow to the mix as I haven’t used that as a main colour before. It worked really well and helped break up the visual aspect of the zine which I really liked.
I created my project to raise awareness around environmental issues within the fashion industry, and more specifically, the manufacture of denim clothing. Reducing these impacts on our planet goes hand-in-hand with the creative re-purposing of jeans, which is what I have attempted to pursue through my Final Major Project.
I chose the theme of Monuments for my FMP. I looked at the idea of monuments in the local landscape that previously had a purpose, but now have been deserted; water towers, pill boxes and other structures left over from war and industry seemed to stand out in the Suffolk landscape. In response to studying the decline of these monuments, this is a series of
photographs I have taken of their surfaces and textures.
I have chosen my favourite character designs and a background design as my favourite pieces of this course. I have chosen these because they were really fun to make; creating new creatures that never existed and making a story for them was really fun. Since I am going to study animation next year I wanted to focus on this discipline, and by doing these artworks I get to animate them after. I have used a range of skills from clay sculpture, 3D modelling (a creature with bones to move), a stop-motion plasticene eyeball and various digital drawings.
These works are inspired by the Korean Hip Hop singer “Zion.T”’s music and videos. He makes very powerful music with many of his personal experiences within each piece. I wanted to create
artworks based on these songs to show how I feel when I listen to them, creating a visual story of progression, through my own art and how he has changed through the years.