Fine Art | Class of 2020
Throughout my relationship with the art world, I have discovered a fascination with the human form – particularly the facial features. This year, for me, has been about discovering my passion for artistic versatility, through my love of portraiture. The introduction of paint to my practice, to display this versatility, was key. Paint allows me to work more freely; less confined to one type of work. As an artist, I have always been one to experiment, rarely sticking to one style, in order to satisfy my creativity. I am influenced by Loribelle Spirovski’s use of space and composition. Pablo Picasso inspired the cubist and more experimental aspects of my work and Dana Schutz inspired my interest in artistic license; the idea that my pieces did not have to be ‘pretty’ to be effective.
My work is a representation of these ideologies. It is a blend of abstraction and realism, beauty and ambiguity, separation and cohesiveness. It allows me to be versatile with my style and push my creative mind.