Green Screen Workshop

One of my week 6 (enhancement week) workshops was the green screen workshop, where we learned about how to use lighting to make the subject of a film appear well-lit as well as well as making sure the green screen had no shadows or ripples, as this tends to ruin the effect. The green screen…

Presentation on Cindy Sherman

For our presentation, our group were given the American photographer and film director, Cindy Sherman. Best known for her conceptual portraits, her work is largely centred around feminism, capitalism in the US, and the notion of identity, among other things. Below is a link to our presentation. Presentation1-2 Researching the artist using the library as…

Zoe Buckman

Zoe Buckman (born 1985) is a British artist, photographer, and producer. Below is an analysis of some of her bodies of work. LET HER RAVE (2016) The title, “Let Her Rave”, is from a line from Keats’ poem “Ode on Melancholy”, to which this body of work is a response. Although Buckman has long respected…

Op Art

Op art, short for Optical art, is an artistic movement that materialised in the 1950s. It is an abstract style that employs optical illusions to confuse and fascinate the viewer, and engage our sense of reality. The op art movement began in the 1950s, perhaps being deemed by many as the ideal aesthetic for an…

Lygia Pape

Lygia Pape was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in (DATE), and is a key figure in the Neo-Concrete movement. With concretism being the belief that “the significance of art transcends the work itself” and the “rejection of natural forms, lyricism and sentiment in the creation of art”, Neo-Concretism is the response, the belief that…

Bridget Riley

One of the founding members of the op art movement, Bridget Riley is a hugely important artist to me. Below is analysis of two of my favourite artworks of hers. Hesitate is a timeless artwork, seeming modern despite the fact it is over 50 years old. It even appears as if digitally made despite the…

Arte Povera

Arte Povera is an art movement that explores the use of highly unconventional materials, ones that are not typically associated with art. Often, extremely common and banal materials are used, including rags, leaves, twigs, soil, newspaper, scrap metal, and more. In a world with most art being created with exquisite and traditional materials, Arte Povera…

Evaluation and Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT My sculpture is an intricate latticework installation made from lengths of white masking tape on a black rectangle painted on the studio wall. The black rectangle was painted with enamel floor paint, using a rectangle of masking tape as a stencil to keep it straight and regular. The tape was stuck straight to…

Colour?

At this point, I got quite lucky – my mum found some spare tape at work, which was perfectly white, opaque, masking tape. This was ideal because it looks a lot less tacky than normal masking tape, yet was still extremely easy to work with. This seemed ideal to work with, yet the white colour…

Experiment: Masking Tape on a Wall

To make a large-scale model of the design, I used masking tape and I constructed it in the gallery where my final piece would eventually go. In a slightly dirty studio, with beige, slightly translucent masking tape, the effect is not quite as profound as it could be; however, I am still really pleased with…

Experiment: Magic Tape & a Cardboard Box

The sketches I have done were good for getting an idea of how the finished sculpture would look, however they were drawn with a felt-tip pen and therefore do not reflect how tape looks very well. In the interest of experimentation I decided to make a small model based on design 1, just to see…