Beth Coyles

BA (Hons) Fine Art | Class of 2020

STAN: a crazed or obsessed fan. The term stan is used to describe a fan who goes to great lengths to obsess over a certain celebrity. In my practice I am combining my styles of abstract painting and figurative line drawings, to show how in modern society we are worshiping celebrities to a similar extent to how people worship religious deities. The media causes us to worship these celebrities and want to live like them despite their wrongdoings in life.

Within my current work I am looking at how celebrities influence us and displaying this in a religious context. Non-traditional materials and mediums are commonly used throughout my work and how they work with each other really interests me. Besides acrylic, wall emulsions is the main medium for my painting and using print processes with found objects such as bubble wrap has been a developing skill in my current work.