L. E Gav Thorpe Don’t Even Think About It
Maisie Parker Back to Front
My work focuses on the human form, its strengths and weaknesses, and the linear beauty of the body. I work in mixed print media; dry point intaglio, linoprints, collograph, screen print, and collage on paper. Repetition is a major part of my practice, but drawing is at the heart of my work. Drawing as a visual language, as a mode of enquiry and as a way of knowing. Life drawing is the source of all my print work and is ongoing. It is the most important part of my art.
Back to Front refers to the relief printing process reversing the drawn image. Sometimes things appear differently when seen from the other side.
Within Lizz Brady’s creative practice, the unveiling of her own psychological struggles is at the forefront of every touch to canvas or pen to paper.
Central to the artists work are the themes of depression, mania, anxiety, dreams and her own confusion between reality and fiction. Brady explores these subjects through a multitude of media which stem from her ongoing personal journals. These journals construct the foundations to Brady’s work, which incorporates imagery and text. The privacy of the journal is lost by exposing the inner thought processes which allows the audience to enter the artist’s universe and therefore experience how the artist perceives the world.
Brady explores the relationship between the audience and herself, focusing on the behaviour and reactions to certain challenges she puts in place. Through the building of installations, Brady creates an environment which tests the psyche of the viewer.
The art is powerful, intense and honest, with every mark showing Brady’s emotional state of every minute of the day, therefore producing art becomes fundamental for the artist’s sanity.
Sal’it Krac Nadned
Sal’it Krac is a multidisciplinary artist engaged in drawing, photography, graphic design and animation. Regardless of the medium in which she creates, her work is imbued with a macabre atmosphere denoting a world of innocence and youth.
In her drawings, Krac emphasizes the unseen. Like poetry, in which the drama usually lies between the lines, Krac’s images portray a minimalistic tale where emotion and fantasy are purely implied, granting the observer room for interpretation.
I graduated from Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, India. I paint on wide range of subjects including contemporary landscapes, abstract art and Indian mythological / traditional paintings. My favourite medium is acrylic on canvas. My paintings feature cheerful colours and unique texture quality.
I love to paint, and am inspired by the whole concept of creativity; the idea that a blank canvas can be turned into something that someone will cherish is very exciting to me. I also enjoy the fact that a painting can mean different things to different people, I have been very happy painting with acrylics for most of my life. Although beautiful English countryside landscapes, hills, small villages fascinates me. I would say nature had influenced my style. I think that subconsciously whatever I have seen has had an effect on me, teaching me about form, colour and technique, & texture and I like to think I have absorbed these lessons into the work I do.
Hazel Gore Tangerine Woman
I specialise in drawing and painting to create small, intricate, dream-like images that usually convey fictional characters and/or scenarios. I also write, direct and produce short, surreal films.
My practice often begins with writing, creating characters, and coming up with narrative stories, even if the narratives are slightly ambiguous. There’s always a story behind each tableaux in my drawings. My characters are usually metaphorical and symbolic such as ‘Tangerine Woman,’ ‘Negative Head,’ and ‘Poison Ivy.’
Some of the characters that I have created reappear in various different drawings and some of have gone through the transition of drawing, to video, and back to drawing again.
My drawings are inspired by the idea of a graphic novel and my strong focus on characterisation and storytelling blur the boundaries between design and fine art.
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