Her work encompasses drawing, painting and sculpture as a material interrogation of the body; an insatiably desiring and viscerally maniacal machine. Questions of merging and intertwining; the reciprocal actualisation of virtual states in, on, and through a body. An intimate examination of the emergence of subjectivity brought about by transfigurative encounters with other forms and forces. Her work encompasses drawing, painting and sculpture as a material interrogation of the body; an insatiably desiring and viscerally maniacal machine. Questions of merging and intertwining; the reciprocal actualisation of virtual states in, on, and through a body. An intimate examination of the emergence of subjectivity brought about by transfigurative encounters with other forms and forces.
Branching out from her disciplines such as painting and sculpture she ventures into digital media and text based art, combined with the use of photography and poetry. Naomi Buchan has developed a unique style where her perception of emotions are represented in both audio and visual format.
In her practice Andrea explores themes which connect art and science, utilising the first as a medium to explore and raise awareness on medicine. She is deeply fascinated by human anatomy and the repercussions of investigating the inside of the body. Coming from a strong Fine Art and a newly Design background, the media in her practice usually intertwines the concept of artist’s book, Sculpture and Drawing.
Her inspiration comes from everyday encounters. Althought one would seldomly pay them an attention, some of them fascinate her, resonate with her and influence her. In the world where we're constantly bombed with imagery, she chooses to look at and capture more subtle notions of life, ordinarities which remind her of some kind of ideal place we might be long looking for but struggle to find it. A place which is fragmented into a space around us and where we try to avoid reminders of things which could be reality in some other flow of time. Constant quest to find this ideal place, which is but only to be fully found within ourselves.
Chris has been inspired by the Conceptual Art movement of the 1960's-70's to devise a piece which exists somewhere between performance, photography and text. The piece is based around the concept of personal space and how this abstract concept permeates our culture.
Andreas works combining a variety of recent works: digital printing, vacuum forming or 3D printing. Within his practice he is researching the boundaries between objects and images. Currently focused on physical vs. virtual reality (time and space).
Fascinated by the idea of creating her own silversmithing tools, she uses found objects from her surrounding landscape to craft individual silver vessels. Through the exploration of materials and technical processes, Megan investigates and interprets the natural decay and erosion of the landscape through textural surfaces onto metal.
Sorour's work is an installation consisting of handmade books and glass bottles/jars. It explores the notion of 'Self' and 'Other'.
In Joanna's work, she uses words to imitate photographs. The following book consists of photographs taken verbally; they depict people, situations, places, tensions or thoughts that I would not be able to photograph with a camera. Taking pictures verbally allows her to go beyond the medium and its limitations: expose everything that photographs inevitably hide. It allows her to precisely photograph things that are invisible; with no need for metaphor. In her work, language benefits photography and escapes poetry at the same time.
Within Kate's painting practice she has developed a nuanced language of layering and paint mixing techniques, combining traditional mediums with industrial varnishes, enamels and sprays, which come together to create a sense of the alchemic. From spontaneous happenings in the flows of liquid paint, emerges a shimmering and absorbing surface that blossoms into networks of graphic forms. Dynamic movements within the layers of composition suggest a simultaneous coming together and splitting apart of matter.
Jessica enjoys playing with geometry and composition within my work, by using cars as the subject matter she had an endless supply of odd shapes to play with and build images from. The panels enabled her to alter the composition of the piece, allowing to change the overall work even when the paintings were completed.
Chloë is really drawn to the concept of developing digital technology such as mass surveillance and the concept of virtual reality in the contemporary world. She find herself interested however in making physical objects, and became fascinated in how craft becomes relevant in today's digital world whilst also discussing how stimulated realities affect how we view certain objects.
Having come from a background in product and sound design my work focuses on combining areas from both disciplines - working out ways to take sound from existing by itself to having a visual, interactive or physical counterpart. Paul incorporates sound into areas where its not commonly found, giving it a whole new application and taking it from something we simply hear to something we can experience, touch or interact with.
On her blog and photographs she's been documenting her life. Even though she appears on the photos, ever since the very beginning she has been the subject of them not the object. There has been a switch along the way towards a more honest interpretation. During her studies she was exposed to feminist literature, influecing her blog and thus her pictures. However, to this day she still battles with dilemmas and is generally concerned with the message she is sending with her pictures to other women and men.
Jody's work is primarily concerned with the exploration of the physicality of paint and she has been concerned with experimenting with gloss paint to see how the paint reacts to other substances. Her more recent work has focussed on combining gloss paint and latex; when gloss paint is placed into the latex it separates and dries in such a way that the gloss paint is held within the latex. This work, which is formed in an almost grid and pattern form, is created in such a way that the material can bend and flow within a space - crossing the barriers between painting and sculpture.
Anna's work investigates ideas of femininity, memory and existence, by taking traces and artefacts of my personal memories, and making them into a visual vernacular, consisting of, amongst other elements, personal iconography and Victorian flower symbolism.
''Prints and ephemera related to careers global warming and animals in nature by India Pearce'' ?
Last year i was making very realistic paintings of the inside of fruit, always painting from photographs. As this is my last year at ECA i wanted to try out and learn something completely new so i started experimenting which different materials to make what one might call drawings. I worked a lot with tissue paper and felt making different (often round) shapes. In my paintings on canvas i tried to experiment with different media, using watercolour, oil and acrylic paint. These paintings are all very simplistic, i wanted to create an uneven interesting background where it is more about the different brushstrokes that can be seen then anything else. Often these painting have round shapes on them, which for me created warm within my painting. As my paintings are all very small, around 50x40 i would like to show two or three of them as a series if possible. They all as described above are about textures and different round shapes on them. I would like showcase these piece of work because for me it will be a great opportunity to show my new kind of painting i have been experimenting with before we have our degree show in the summer, to get feedback of a wider audience than just in art college.
Chiara von Puttkamer
Waey and Neslihan are inspired by the openness of the making process and our work is material-driven. The experiential aspect of their work comes from allowing materials and making processes to lead to unexpected outcomes. At the same time, they firmly believe in the importance of research as a launchpad for any material practice.
Wael Seaiby & Neslihan Tepehan
Jihoon's work relates to the idea of memory and fantasy through the expression of concealed inclination, daydreams, fears and unattended thoughts. His artworks provoke taboos in our cultural societies. He is interested in boyhood and immatureness. This very interests have developed into the issue of gender and fetishism.
The arabic calligraphy of Syreen incorporates the modern trend of combining simple graphics and using colours in order to express and explore global trends and daily matters. The concept of self-imagery enables her to portrays playfulness and creativity in the pieces, which can be interpreted differently by the individual viewers. Combining portaiture with typography she reinforces the concept and ways in which people perceive themselves, and whether their self-image will enable them to interpret the feelings of the pieces or distort it into one that they could relate to.
In Alex's work he attempts to bring to light what being a painter means, what a painting is and what the subject of painting as a whole is. It is based a lot on humour, the everyday, spontaneity and the painting as an object. Overall, it is colourful and light-hearted.
Her subject matter is driven by composition and texture, rather than concept. She is however interested in themes of surrealism, portraiture, landscape and escapism. She works predominately with oils on canvas but I also produce clay-work and illustration. Recently she has uncovered a love for graphics, using a graphics tablet on Illustrator to create both art works as well as design. She believes her style blurs the line between these two practices and shows the potential for fine art's place within design.