Crit 64 @ Wimbledon College of Art, 11 May 2015

Open Crit @ Wimbledon College of Art

Monday 11 May 2015
5.30-8pm (doors open at 5pm)

1st Floor Lecture Theatre
Wimbledon College of Art
Merton Hall Road
London
SW19 3QA

This crit brings together student, graduate and self-taught artists from across London.

To present or if you have any questions please email [email protected]

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Donna Barnett

MA Fine art, Camberwell College of Art, 2012.

Artist

daborane.com

Statement about your practice

My work explores events as those are captured in found objects, photographs and figures drawn in motion (captured mainly on cotton rag paper and canvases using a variety of mixed media including charcoal and pastel, turmeric powder and oil paints). I seek to evoke a sense of the strange, uncanny or discrepant in commonplace objects.

This current project relates to art works which I call “Installations” Installations involves spatial encounters between photographs, found images and drawings of human figures. Contrast between these elements “unveil” previously hidden aspects of each. The arbitrary, accidental or transient associations which are unveiled may be experienced as haunting, comical, poignant or elegiac to the viewer.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit

The feedback I am seeking concerns this relationship of the material choices I have made in relation to viewers experience of the work as an installation piece:

Viewers response to the photographic and drawing together as one piece of work, how they read this, anything to add or edit from this installation piece?

As I am neither speaking of the photograph or drawing in their singular fashion but as dialogic composite how does a difference or similarity of paper choice for each medium (surface texture, tone, dimensions etc) speak to the viewer/effect how the viewer reads this work?

Any such other critical dialogue and impressions as feedback, advice, suggestions, or responses to the work are also welcome.

 

Hayley Harrison

Sheffield Hallam University

BA Fine Art 2015

Artist

www.hayleyharrison.co.uk

Statement about your practice

Through painting Hayley Harrison reconstructs our moments of hopelessness, our bereavements, our transgressed selves, our potential selves that never were. Her oil and mixed media paintings are a process of layering paint in a ways that mimic these conflicts.

Hayley’s practice references the aftermath of trauma and loss, who we become as we survive; the bit before the hoped for happily ever after. Within the figurative works she uses her body as a reference, enacting postures that embody psychological spaces. She paints the personal worlds we can inhabit; different to the actual worlds we live in where vulnerability and uncertainty are considered taboo. She also considers alternative perspectives when considering the retelling of trauma; that of the listeners perspective, their disquiet or even their indifference.

Her works are personal dystopias that mimic humanity’s isolation and displacement from the natural environment, from our communities, and from our own instinctual inner worlds.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

Feedback for a new work and thoughts on the idea of an extended canvas.

My work is an ongoing inquiry into the formal elements that constitute a picture. The work shifts between abstraction and figuration, authentic and inauthentic, the playful and the serious, the legible and the cryptic: all the time questioning the value of such characteristics.

 

Ben Edmunds

Wimbledon College of Art

BA Painting

Artist, Artist Assistant, Student

cargocollective.com/benedmunds

Statement about your practice

Gameplay is a free, totally absorbing and unpredictable activity separate from ordinary life, with incredible potential for initiative and creativity. In this way, my painting practice is a form of play. Like a tourist to various visual cultures, I employ a range of motifs from sports and games alongside all sorts of fine art and design references; by remaining indifferent about their connotations I am able to reframe them in new ways: broadening their scopes and re-evaluating their roles within visual culture. Simultaneously, my work is an ongoing inquiry into the formal elements that constitute a picture. The work shifts between abstraction and figuration, authentic and inauthentic, the playful and the serious, the legible and the cryptic: all the time questioning the value of such characteristics.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit

I’d like to gleam how a new audience situates my work in terms of abstract and figurative painting, and learn how significant they find the link between painting and sport.

 

Mark Goldby

Wimbledon College of Art

MfA

Year 1

Student/Artist

www.markgoldby.com

Statement about your practice

I am drawn to the haptic experience of machinery, and the ritualistic preparations bound to image making. My work transcends the limits of the 2d image by creating objects that channel emotional states, and pay tribute to the spirit of nostalgia.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

Reactions to my current project, how my statement works with my practice.

 

 

 

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