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Zoomin' with Julie!

Updated: Mar 4

09/12/2020


Julie and I have decided it might be beneficial to us both to set up a weekly Zoom meeting.


Our first meeting was really enjoyable, and for the most part an opportunity to chat about where we are in our studies, and how we are doing in this current situation.


We decided that in our next meeting, we would take a look at an exercise suggested to us both by Sinta Tantra in our one to one tutorials.


Writing About Your Work, Talking About Your Work



To be continued...


08/01/2021


Writing About Your Work, Talking About Your Work


suggested by Sinta Tanta.


Julie and I are finding the one to one Zoom meetings extremely beneficial, and we are planning to continue throughout this current lockdown. Today we looked at the exercise, Writing About Your Work, Talking About Your Work. We feel this exercise could be beneficial in helping with our artist statements.


Looking forward to the Two Truths and a Lie Game!


Our next meeting is Tuesday 12th January to share our responses to the handout.

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To be continued...

12/01/2021


Two Truths and a Lie Game


Well, I don't thing I'm such a good lier as I thought. I read my two truths and a lie and suggested Julie quiz me on them, she said she would go with her gut reaction and guessed my lie first time. Julie read me her's and I failed miserably!


Now on to the more serious stuff.


Exercise 1

Julie suggested we concentrate on one of us at a time, so she took notes and I talked through the exercise sheet. Beginning with...


List as many key words to describe your practice? (words only, no sentences)


We worked through all the questions and it become more like an interview, where Julie brought out more information than I had managed to write on the form.


Exercise 2


Julie will summarise my practice at the next meeting.


To be continued...

04/03/2021


Results


Here are the notes from Julie...


Movement is a key factor to my practice, an abstraction of fluid forms which reflect an interest in the human condition. Elements of soulful musicality and dance are present in the work which explores the philosophy of poetry of the performer themselves. The canvas is a rich in texture with minimalistic, monochromatic figures which are delicate and sensual, the process of making mirroring the act of movement which it suggests.

Overarching themes in this series of works are concerned with the blended autobiographies and biographies of the sometimes tortured human psyche. This is often the case with those who live their lives in the spotlight exposing and merging public and private persona as one.

Rothko and Bacon are influential in my work..? (need to say more here but I know much less that you about these painters)

As well as a painting practice a more recent development has involved filmmaking and sound. There is a painterly quality to the particular method of filmmaking which uses light and movement to evoke a chiaroscuro quality to the film.


This has been really useful as I needed an update of my artist statement for the practice. I have taken some of Julie's text and added it to my current statement.


Statement

Over the past few years I have worked predominantly in monochrome. In effect removing all colour, working in white, with occasional tones of grey and pure black. More recently I have reintroduced colour. Expressionistic yet controlled, muslin is thrown repeatedly and teased until the ethos of the piece is revealed. Using unique reliefs of muslin to create form, revealing eclectic, emotional expression through contorts of paint soaked fabric. Movement is a key factor within my practice, an abstraction of fluid forms which reflect an interest in the human condition. Elements of soulful musicality and dance are present in the work which explores the philosophy of the performer and reflects on human vulnerability. The canvas is rich in texture with minimalistic figures which are delicate and sensual. As well as a painting practice a more recent development has involved filmmaking and sound. There is a painterly quality to the particular method of filmmaking which uses light and movement to evoke a chiaroscuro quality to the work.

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