Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Friday, 8 June 2012
Monday, 28 May 2012
Androgyny can refer to having both male and female characteristics. The origin of the word lies in Greek culture meaning literally ‘man and woman’.
I wanted to explore this theme of gender in freedom of expression; my point in highlighting the gender subject is that it should not matter, belong to rigid roles or expectations. I felt by finding and depicting real people who conflict with usual gender norms, I could better celebrate the phenomena of androgyny, and pose interesting questions about how we still see gender.
In my collection of monochrome portraits I am focusing on the person, their expression and their particular conflicting signs of gender. Grace Jones depicted here in a trademark hood, however here it is white and more typically feminine, her quote is in contrast to this side of Grace, whilst Pinks image illustrates her quote more directly.
In mythos, I begin to compare these celebrated figures from the media to Androgynous character in legend. I wanted the portraits to stare like manikins, a blank slate to apply conflicting & interesting symbols to. Tilda Swinton has described herself as a soldier, running her life like a military operation; her idols such as her father have influenced her signature androgynous typecasting. In the décor that surrounds her I am comparing her to Athena, with the Scottish twist, Celtic war paint & thistles, of Tilda’s own roots.
The twins from Tokio Hotel immediately reminded me of the original stories of the Gemini Androgynes. The journey through this collective of portraits reflects different genders within androgyny itself. Tilda the Male/Female strong masculine, Andriej Pejic represents the Female/male feminine soft whimsical. This middle panel speaks of the duality of the subject. A balance of opposites.
Andriej Peic reminds me of Dionysus the god of revelry in ancient Greece. I depicted his crown of leaves in a more typically Andrej manner. Andrej Pejic is like a male peacock, completely male, but merely more flamboyant than his female peers.
Overall I am very happy with what I have achieved throughout this last module & the portfolio I now have at the end of my degree. I still have a lot of growth in both skill and concept to do, and I hope to continue to produce work that will be better than that before. With this module almost all the images created have taken a place in my portfolio, replacing older work. I feel I still want to try my hand at many different outlets, however i feel with every module i have defined my style and identity a bit more.
Working with clients has been the most exciting thing I have experienced, and i finally see how lucrative and enjoyable freelance work can be. I will still be keeping an open mind and eye for in house design positions, placements, contracts and possibly teaching positions. But for now I am motivated to begin my own personal projects, sand continue to work with clients.
My T-shirts & design against fur entry fitted each brief well. I feel I want to explore some more T-shirt prints for me personally, producing work i can sell and reproduce myself for fairs and selling online.
I will hear about Design Aganst fur in june, and I plan to start working on my submissions for other competitions such as Folio Society much earlier this year.
My portraits I am happy with and will be sending them everywhere to promote myself, I will also be working on projects to compliment this style of of work as it is a very natural method of working for me. The Dolphin project I hope will feature some beautiful pencil rendered dolphins with patterned & stylised sea-spray etc. I could however work to stylise the pencil rendering somewhat to be typically signature - how i personally see my style signature is a soft, etherial touch to the way i use the medium, so I could exaggerate this through exploring more charcoal work.
As many visiting lectures have said an agent is not nessicarily the best way to do this, and currently i have enough work from contacts I've made to keep me busy. I feel one thing I have demonstrated to myself is my capabilities to organise and manage my online presence. Whilst I have worked everyday in order to create a project i am proud of, I am really excited to begin the next thing and I do feel with the time I have this summer I can work on many more projects aimed at selling or getting my work seen by the right people. In this area I feel far more confident than I did.
- Participants may use the provided downloadable image as inspiration for their artwork/photograph
- Participants may design their artwork or submit their photograph to measure the Facebook Timeline requirements of 851x315
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- The winning design may be modified to suit production requirements
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- Photographs submitted must be original (meaning not using third party copyright materials) but can be pre-existing or created especially for this opportunity
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- A framed copy of their design or photograph, signed by P!nk
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It's perfect …. until if you read the small print under Pinks image … US participants ONLY!
How very Frustrating, I dowonder if theres a loop hole.
- Mixed Media
- Character Design
- T-shirt Design
- Poster Design
- Pattern Making
- Wacom Tablet
- Team work,
Jonathan has extensive experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, especially in PhotoShop and Illustrator, and has been using a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet since he was 17. Whilst most of his work starts out in traditional media, keeping strong traditional sketching, sculpture and painting skills, Jonathan is adept at taking things to the computer to create a polished more ‘new’ feeling image.
“I love to take on extra work. This is what I enjoy and I am fortunate to have realised I can make a career from it.”
- Ambassador of the Year 2011
- Little Egret Press Placement Award
- Certificate of Communication
Graphics (charts & Illustrations)
Sunday, 27 May 2012
KARST Graduate Scheme is a residency focused on supporting an investing in local graduates from Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth University. Our aim is to actively support student transition from study to practicing artist. Through a period of 3 months graduates will be provided with a platform to immersive themselves in a contemporary professional environment where you will be encouraged to develop work to successfully engage in artist-led practice.
To enter the graduate scheme applicants must be a local resident to the Plymouth area and currently studying on a final year visual arts degree course graduating in 2012. The scheme is open to students from Plymouth College of Art OR Plymouth University. The graduate scheme is open to Fine Art, Photography, Film, Illustration and Contemporary Craft Practices. The graduate residency will be awarded on the merit of your Final Degree Show. To be considered for the KARST Graduate Scheme please fill in the below form. You will then be added to the list of reviewable candidates and informed of selection end of June 2012.
If you have any enquiries before submitting please contact Glen Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSION DEADLINE FRIDAY 8TH JUNE 2012
RESIDENCIES BEGIN AFTER 1ST JULY 2012
Friday, 25 May 2012
Hi Arielle,I would love to be involved in supporting your project - I am however currently finishing the last part of my degree and really cannot take on too much more at the moment, could you send me more details for exactly what you need and when you will need it by?
My hourly rate is between £25 - £30. However if the project is something I support such as this I usually will be quite flexible to allow for your budgets.Thank you for your kind words, and getting in touch,Jon