My body of work signifies the emotional attachment to colour and the relationship between colour, emotion, and spirituality. Colours hold a lot of emotion and are used as an object to attach emotions too, They’re also deemed very spiritual as they’re used as an aura that represents the spiritual being emitted from your soul. I use a circle in my work to show the infinite, non ending entity of emotions, colour and the spiritual world.
Both my field projects i found challenged me in a way i didn’t think about before. Figurative Modelling challenged me to use my hands in a way that i haven’t done so before and that also made me think about how i also use my hands within my own practice. Even though i don’t use clay i still found the whole experience interesting and tried to apply some of the gestures and hand movements to my work, This proved difficult though as I’m a painter and rarely, if never use clay/ceramics within my practice. Even so, i still found the experience enlightening and was eager to learn a new skill. My second field project of Art and the conscious mind pushed me and my mind beyond what i thought i was capable of doing, even though the material being taught was heavy and sometimes intense, I still managed to make an understanding of it as i found a general interest in what i was learning. I found i could connect what i was learning in the lectures to my work and apply it to my paintings as i found that the paint become conscious and began to speak for itself, Thus capturing your emotions or even portraying its own? This allowed me to think more in-depth and more critically about my work. having learned about the conscious mind i keep finding myself thinking about it in daily life as well as in my own practice and has influenced me to think differently about how things work and also about the way things are perceived in different or certain situations, thinking this way within my practice allows me to be open minded about the outcome and also the process of which it happens. This years field i feel has helped me improve my technical thinking and broadened my skills to allow me to produce work to a better quality.
Looking at Kelly’s work I think the strong colours and bold shapes set a strong composition of the paintings. i like the contrast between each colour because it makes you think about them individually and then when you take a step back you think and ee both the colours as a whole.
I can relate to albers work a lot as he uses colour and shapes within his paintings. I like that he uses the same colour but then uses different tones of it to show different dimensions within the painting. I think Josef Albers will be strong artist to look at for me to develop my work and create stronger pieces that show the relationship between colour, emotions and the spiritual world.
Visiting the Mark Rothko room in the Tate modern was extremely interesting to me as Rothko has a strong impact on my work. Sitting in front of his paintings i feel my vision start to go and feel that I’m getting immersed into to the painting and feel like I’m going to another dimension. The room is dark so it sets an atmosphere and makes the experience more immersive because you have to concentrate more to look with in the paintings. Seeing Rothkos work made me think more critically about my own ideas about my work and set a strong idea about where i want to take it.
Visiting the white cube gallery and seeing Wayne Thieobauds work was very interesting to me as i came across him a few years ago and found his work interesting then. The Robed women with the letter caught my eye as i was walking past as i thought the letter was moving and my perception changed at each angle i looked at it. I would like to create a certain amount of perception with my work that makes the viewers eyes wander.
Visiting the Royal Academy to see the America after the fall was really interesting and seeing the many different paintings. The painting that stood out to me was the one by jackson pollack, the reason it caught my eye was the strong use of colour and the swift movements of the lines. After looking at the painting for a while i realised i was looking at a full and liked the fact that it took me a while for my eyes to understand what they were seeing.