Tabula Rasa Exhibition. Swansea College of Art
Swansea College of Art, Tabula Rasa Exhibition – sampler of student artworks.
Swansea News Network shares a selection of some of the wonderful and at times challenging artworks by the Fine Art Degree, 1st and 2nd-year students at the city’s Swansea College of Art. Full details of the exhibition on Swansea College of Art posters below.
Maria Amor – Amor’s work is based on nature and surroundings, especially focusing on areas around her home town of Blaenavon and the Brecon Beacons. She mainly uses a fine liner to create quick sketches of the places she visits, then from those sketches creates larger work outside the sketchbook. Recently her work has been based on rock faces and finding faces within these rocks. The artist enjoys the thought of these faces being set in time and just watching as people wander by. She has also touched on environmental issues and tried to show that the countryside could no longer be here if action is not taken upon environmental issues.
Trish La – ‘If I didn’t have landscapes, I wouldn’t have a rant. They feed each other’.
In La’s practice, she doesn’t know what will come out next. The artist deliberately clears her mind and allows the art to emerge. Quite often La’s work becomes a landscape where she purposefully leaves out man-made references. She wants to bring about a peaceful and calming feeling to the viewer even for a few moments.
On the other hand, she likes to rant, making observational statements about the state of the world, of the mind of mankind and of popular culture.
Jodie Harris – Harris’ artwork is a concoction of different styles and mediums that come together to form her own unique style of work. The artist’s work focuses on a personal subject about cancer and tumours. Harris aims to create pieces of work that challenge the negativity and stigma that surrounds the subject of cancer, as her own experiences with the illness have ultimately helped her develop into who she is today. Through her bold and brightly coloured works, Harris hopes to challenge perceptions of disgust, taking something traditionally considered “horrible” and forcing her viewers to question it.
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