I am very pleased to present this issue’s ‘Artists of the Week’ with four students ranging from Years 8-12– Minseo Jeon, Erin Brown, Celina Chen and Ryanne Kim.
Our first student is Minseo Jeon from 8C. Minseo has produced an outstanding homework piece based on ‘Natural Forms’. Here the students were asked to produce a homework piece containing four individual studies of shells. Each shell study was completed using a different media in each, also using different shading techniques. Minseo used graphite pencil, coloured pencil, ballpoint pen and a fine ink pen. She skillfully employed a range of tonal shading and mark making techniques, depending on the media that she was using, to work into her studies to create a 3D effect. Above the four individual studies, Minseo created her own personal composition using all of the shells that she had studied and combined all of the four media, to produce a beautiful finished piece.
Erin has just completed her Art GCSE mock exam, based on last year’s exam paper question ‘Apart and/or Together’. Influenced by the works of Ethel Leach and Isaac Israels, Erin developed a sophisticated final canvas based on herself and her own reflection. The subtlety of her piece lies in the fact that she is both joined and separate from herself by her reflection in the mirror, whilst also being joined and separate from the viewer, through her gaze. Are you really looking at her or is it her reflection or is it a painted image of Erin looking at you through the reflection in the mirror? Therefore you are joined but separated even further than before. Mmmmmm….I think I’ve just given myself a headache!
Celina is a Year 12 IB Visual Art student who has been working on a self-portrait project, culminating in this canvas using oil paint. Influenced by the works of Nathan Ford, Celina has created a beautifully delicate, yet haunting study of herself.
Ryanne is also a Year 12 IB Visual Art student, who has also been studying self-portraiture. Ryanne has developed her work by studying the works of Benjamin Cohen. Using bold brush strokes, combined with a vibrant fiery palette, Ryanne has create this powerful final canvas using acrylic paint.
Well done to all our artists, here at BSB, we are proud of you and the incredible work that you continue to produce. We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and we can’t wait to see what you will create in the New Year!
Enjoy your well earned break.
From the Art Department.