Artist Influences, Studio

Barnett Newman

The zips represented the place where the Newman invites the viewer to enter and feel the totality of separateness and individuality of their own, but also of the entire world, society or universe. It was an embodiment of physical body, as opposite to the color field that contains the raw energy of life.

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Artist Influences, Studio

Robert Motherwell

 

Motherwell tries to unravel the deeper meaning of reality, something that is never seen and unrecognizable. Some of his most iconic works are related to the Spanish Civil War, which left quite an impression on the artist. Robert’s desire to explore, allowed him to move from one medium to another, from paintings and prints to sketches, collages, and drawings. His mission is to create substantial and eye-catching art imagery, which will transcend pure emotions, truth, and authentic feelings.

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Woman as landscape

‘Nature is feminized because it is seen as possessing the same qualities as women at the time when most of the romantic writing was produced – Women were seen as being domestic, pious, moral, pure, gentle, kind, graceful, simple and beautiful; this was according to the nature of separate spheres: men and women were fundamentally different in terms of their characteristics as men were seen as hard-working, industrial, rational, assertive, independent and proud; none of which is easily connected with nature. Therefore nature was seen as the embodiment of all the characteristics that women possess and there are frequent references to this in literature, especially poetry.’

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Artist Talk- Morgan Quaintance

artist, musician, painter. career began in 2009, after leaving a reading band. Decided to move on to an art that uses his mind rather than physical. Went to study an art curating course regarding the shortage of black men in the art world- he worked at an institution. Alongside this he began writing art critism (for art monthly magazine) he looks at questions such as:

whats it like aesthetically?

is it challenging and pushing boundaries?

how does it relate to art history?

He was pulling things off the web (archives) and presenting it in the gallery. q

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The Beautiful & the Sublime- Edmund Burke

  • The sublime experience makes us feel insignificant
  • It helps put things in to perspective, making our life problems seem minor
  • The sublime helps us to feel part of the whole of humanity
  • The sublime makes us feel small in a very helpful way
  • THE BEAUTIFUL: well formed and aesthetically pleasing
  • THE SUBLIME: the power to compel and destroy us
  • The preference or the sublime over the beautiful was to mark the transition from the neoclassical to the Romantic era
  • THE BEAUTIFUL causal structure: small, smooth, delicate
  • THE SUBLIME casual structure: vastness, infinite, magnificent
  • THE BEAUTIFUL calms our nerves
  • THE SUBLIME creates tension in our nerves
  • THE BEAUTIFUL is passion of love
  • THE SUBLIME is passion of fear

In relation to my art practice I seem to be creating large abstract paintings relating to the sublime. My previous small scale paint pours seem more like a representation of the beautiful- with their neatness and aesthetically pleasing scale and colour.

Artist Influences, Studio

Amy Genser

Genser portrays her obsession with texture, pattern, and colour of the natural world through using paper as pigment. She constructs her pieces by layering, cutting, rolling, and combining paper. Her pieces look like aerial landscape views, satellite imagery, and biological cellular processes. This work relates to the grid effect created on my large scale abstract dripping paint technique. I would like to add more lecture into my paintings similarly to Genser.