FINE ART

JOSHUA BOLLERS

‘Infinite Loop’

Progressed from  

Hertford Regional College — UAL Level 2 Diploma Art & Design (Fine Art)

Statement  

This piece is a fusion of the themes of the ‘sun and moon’ and ‘Encounters’, using the idea that the night and day will always come in a never-ending loop. The mythological gods of the sun and moon from four different ancient polytheistic religions (Greek, Aztec, Egyptian, Norse) have been used as a medium to convey the theme of Encounter. This piece is a depiction of the gods of the sun and moon from these different ‘pantheons’ facing off against each other, gods of the sun on the left, gods of the moon on the right, with the day fading into the night, from left to right in a more stylised and epic way to make the background stand out just as much as the foreground. The combination of these topics represents a clear difference and conflict between the sun and moon and, the night and day.

Destination  

University of Bedfordshire — BA (Hons) Illustration


RASHAD TAZE BOYD

‘Love Encounter’

Progressed from  

Kingsmead Secondary School — GCSE

Statement  

An encounter of two high school students. The boy presenting the girl who he has had a crush on for some time with a rose, amidst the shining sun, illuminating them both, especially the star-stricken girl whose broken down in tears and left speechless.

Destination  

Seeking Apprenticeship


JODIE BRADDICK

‘Balance’

Progressed from  

St Marks School — GCSE

Statement  

I intend to show the balance between two supposedly different subjects, art and science, quite frankly they are closer than we’re led to believe. I live by ‘big art, creates a big impact’, that’s why an installation piece was essential. Having to be cautious of material choices, I was as eco friendly as possible, which supports my love for our environment. The artistic aspect of the work was inspired by installation artist Olafur Eliasson, who thrives off audience emotion and reaction, opposite to Yoko Shimizu, a living artist and scientist currently creating work to balance the two. ‘Balance’ is hugely based on sensory, using calming lights and reflections; for an audience of any age or disability, it brings an escape, a relaxing open aura.

Destination  

UAL: Central Saint Martin’s — BA (Hons) Fine Art


JEMIMA HUTTON

‘Encounters’

Progressed from  

Chace Community School — GCSE

Statement  

My work investigates the theme of encounters and how the course of a life can be completely changed in one moment. My main inspiration was Greek mythology. This has been a big interest of mine recently and I really enjoyed expressing that in my work. I also wanted to make use of my sewing and dress making knowledge and so the idea of making a gown was born. The gown really entails the theme, with a Pre-Raphaelite style painting of the two God’s encounter on the front. Every feature of the dress has its own story and altogether represents the love that was kindled in one single encounter.

Destination  

Seeking Employment or Apprenticeship — Costume Design


ELLIE JONES

‘The Last Goodbye ‘

Progressed from  

Robert Barclay Academy — AS Level

Statement  

These pieces of work combined, creates a chilling view on death, murder and unsolved crime – highlighting different people that were feared and different things that linked with the idea of crime and had that influence my art. These compositions create a new stem of paranoia and fear when looking at them – in the idea that most things are unprovoked and have no pin point reason. My choice of exhibiting something so shocking is to bring light to something so dark and brushed aside. With every life we live there will always be something like this happening, to enhance the idea of us doing something we need to show it. With these dark art works, they should also manifest the idea that whatever went on inside the head of someone to do this is not normal but we as people choose to ignore these – to recall on what we have forgotten we then think and evaluate to what was wrong with them rather than just calling them “sick”. In a section of my work rather than focusing on the idea of the murderer or murder I wanted to give a brief focal point on the punishment some face; lethal injection, electric chair, hanging (in earlier centuries), I focused on the lethal injection, wanting the audience to realise that it’s not just the death they face it’s the idea of the isolation of dying along much like their victims.

Destination  

Seeking Apprenticeship — Tattoo and Piercing Industry


KATHERINE JONES 

‘The Confidential Mind’ 

Progressed from  

Hertford Regional College — UAL Level 2 Diploma Art & Design (Fine Art) 

Statement  

My work is a capture of the mind, my mind. I wanted to show and display the complexity and emotion a person could or can be holding. Mental health is usually overlooked, and I want it to become more prominent to people how the happiest people hold some of the most heart wrenching stories. Not all my pieces will be understood but they can be viewed in a plethora of ways. They do not just show my issues, but they could also show yours. 

My work is not made to be understood its mainly to be taken of view in your own light. Two of my pieces depict my own mental hurt or struggle but the others are personal to me but can also be personal to you. 

Destination  

Seeking Employment or Apprenticeship


ARCHIE OAKES

‘My interpretation on how mental illness effects artists work’

Progressed from  

The Sele School — GCSE

Statement  

During this project, I finally created the main meaning and idea on what I wanted my work to be aimed around. It was the idea on how mental illness effects artists and how it effects they are art styles and it just interested me greatly. From Joan Miro to Vincent Van Gogh the art was completely different. They were diagnosed with two completely different mental illness’ and during my project, as I researched, this idea finally hit me and opened a door to a wide range of ideas leading me to my final idea ‘My interpretation on how mental illness effects artists work’.

Destination  

Seeking Employment or Apprenticeship


ELENA OOIJMAN

‘Ramsgate Inspired Tarot Cards’

Progressed from  

Leventhorpe School — GCSE

Statement  

Last summer I visited Ramsgate for a week, and each day I was there I’d encounter a new peculiar person – whether it be on an outing or through people-watching from the balcony. These short encounters were like individual snippets of movies, and as a way of documenting them I produced a small deck of 10 tarot cards, each depicting a different scene. Throughout this project I did multiple studies to experiment with different media, before ultimately painting the cards digitally, then printing them on double-sided A5 matte paper. Lastly, I did a 50x60cm acrylic painting of one of my favourite cards, to develop the idea further.

Destination  

Hertford Regional College — UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design


MARTINA SANZERI

‘Internal Reactions’

Progressed from  

The John Warner School — GCSE

Statement  

The pieces represent the idea of using chemical reactions and colour theory. The colours depict the different emotions and reactions behind encounters we face in our lives. The portraits have the model with a blank facial expression this is so the reactions projected on to her act as the emotions, that she feels during different encounters.

Destination  

Anglia Ruskin University – BA (Hons) Photography


Selin Bilgen

‘A Never-Ending Trip’

Progressed from  

Lea Valley High School — GCSE

Statement  

Initially, I intended my work to investigate and explore the dark concept that sleep paralysis typically underlies in people. Specifically exploring the inner demons and the effects of hallucinations, I grasped the understanding of what leads the mind to be triggered with horrific encounters. Looking into various artists such as Francis Bacon and Henry Fuseli allowed me to take a creative artistic approach to the dark mysterious theme (as shown in the dry point print and A2 demonic painting). However, as my project grew, I became even more fascinated by LSD encounters and how people use their experience with the drug to create breath taking psychedelic art. I love how thrilling the vibrancy of colours merging together creating an overall freeing yet chaotic atmosphere and emotions – which is what I intend to highlight within my artworks. I attempted to recreate the liberating visual experience of hallucinating on LSD – further experimenting with unique media and techniques to ensure my work stays as imaginative as planned. The discovery of the artist: Joshua Davidson gave me a clear understanding of what I wanted my final project to convey. His glitchy portraits of faces being merged have inspired me drastically to replicate that same colourful trippy aesthetic. ‘A Never-Ending Trip’ is created to allow the audience to experience a trippy encounter; as they get lost within the movement of the distorted face and intriguing spiral patterns.

Destination  

Seeking Employment/ Apprenticeship


MICHAEL TYRRELL

‘Encounter’

Progressed from  

Burnt Mill Academy — GCSE

Statement  

For my FMP, I wanted to produce a series of work that would act as a summary of my progress throughout this course and a first step of sorts into the career I aim to pursue afterwards. I produced a series of concept art pieces for a potential murder mystery video-game, as well as a series of screen-printed t-shirts which would act as hypothetical merchandise. Inspired by the theme word of “Encounter”, I wanted to explore an exaggerated depiction of human personality, as well as a professional standard and stylised video-game pitch that could realistically pass as a bold and unique new take on the genre.

Destination  

Hertford Regional College — UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design


NINA WILLIAMS

‘An Uncanny Encounter with Clown Couture’

Progressed from  

Burnt Mill Academy — GCSE

Statement  

Inspired by the project theme of “encounter” and my memory of the 2016 killer clown invasion, my project investigates the concept and history of the scary clown archetype, distorted nostalgia and liminal space through the lens of fashion.  My pictures show me (or rather a shadow version of me) in the garment I designed and made for this project, a bodice and statement sleeves, along with my drafts, inspired by the aesthetics of clowns, childhood, and the uncanny. The shadow effect was achieved using a morph suit and wig and was used to create the unnerving impression of the absence of a person where one should reasonably be.

Destination  

Hertford Regional College — UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design



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