I want people to feel the personality and human touch that goes into the making of art, whilst allowing the viewer to have an informal conversation with the artist.
It is important to me to be able to relate to the personality of the artist on some level beyond his or her own specialism. Through conversation I aim to understand their creative practice and the ideas within their work. Spontaneity is key to the making of a portrait and informs my approach.
By confronting the artwork in a direct manner, attention can be drawn to particular details and textures within the work. The studies of the objects themselves also reference each artist’s working environment.
The tactility of the still life images therefore becomes the connective tissue between the subject and their individual art practice.
No one person is alike, their life experiences, their hobbies, their feelings, their Reactions.
30 seconds of silence, Describe yourself in one word, What is the worst thing you have done, what makes you happy, when was the last time you made someone cry, what do you not like about yourself, you can go.
7 Questions, 3 subjects. Reactions.
Man made spaces consumed by greed and man made spaces consumed by nature. Both are a part of an endless and everlasting cycle that will always be here. Man with his prosperity and greed up-roots the ground to build a glorious future for the many people, to then be forgotten leaving nature to once again complete its cycle. I intend to show manmade spaces consumed in the need for more around areas of reclaimed land, in contrast to a society of man made areas and structures in decay, unkept and forgotten slowly letting nature consume it.