Assessment passed for Drawing Skills 1

My first course unit on my degree pathway took me to new realms in drawing that I never dreamed about in the first place. It was fun, at times a bit frustrating, and always joined with curiosity. My personal project enabled me to understand my position in a contemporary art context much better. My strengths are my sketchbook and contextual work. My final large scale project was a bold move into the right direction demonstrating building complex relationship with materials and relate this to landscape. I will continue to investigate my subject matter. I passed with a B 2.1

Assessment – Drawing 1 – Portfolio & Submission Guide

My Assessment submission guide is available as a pdf file here: Stefan513593_Drawing1_Assessment Submission Guide: My overall evaluation:  http://ocalog.stefanschaffeld.com/?p=3893 and as pdf file: Overall_evaluation_Stefan513593 An important part of my submission are my sketchbooks (see reference in my submission guide. I submit one large scale assignment ‘Assignment 5 – My Personal Project (57 x 148 cm)’ work digitally.  It is not so much that the work is larger than…

Assessment – Drawing 1: Overall Evaluation

I started this course unit with curiosity and a strong will to learn a lot. In part 1 I learned how to use my sketchbooks and my learning log. From the beginning I enjoyed being experimental with a fresh approach and to discover new areas that I didn’t know before (see portfolio #1). However, I was not good with scaling…

The visible touch – Exploration of site experience – a process discovery

Materiality and process Continuation of my ‘Mud Falls‘ exploring space and time of the materials (mud, chalk) as well as my own drawing work space. It is a bifold way of mark making through the at times more random ‘runs’ crossing the paper by gravity downwards and my own mark making while drawing and stepping on the paper, been myself inside…

The visible touch – Exploration of site experience – a surface discovery

Based on my previous works, contextual research and experiments I continued with two more elaborated works on board to explore the space of the site and my support. Materiality and surface Deeper investigation and exploration of textured board markings in acrylic and mud. I went back and forth over the surface with the flat and sharp edges of a spatula to…

My personal project: Further exploration

“Make visible how the world touches us” – Pallasmaa – ‘Reasoning of my visual path that leads towards a specific outcome‘  – that’s what my tutor recommended me to improve. He suggested more investigation and interrogation around the context through photographs and sketchbook studies. With more distant now and more contextual researches I do tackle my personal project now with a fresh mind. Here a series of still images…

Notes: Reflection of drawing practice through video-audio recording (M Croft)

I used video-audio recording as a supporting media in reflection and documentation I came across an article of Michael Croft (2016) in the new Drawing journal ‘Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice’. He investigates video-audio recording from a phenomenological approach, using transcripts for reflection and identifies those as part of an embodied articulation. I find beyond recording as an analytical and reflective medium the…

Visual research (3) – Process, Surface, and Environment

My tutor suggested some contemporary artists for further contextualisation in the area of process, surface, environment. I have to say I find it at times difficult to research the right artists for my subjects. I will look at possible take aways for my personal project. Exploration of Process Ian Davenport (b.1966) Webpage: http://www.iandavenportstudio.com/artworks/ and video about making of ‘Colourfall‘, 2014 at: https://vimeo.com/97707102 [accessed…

Exhibition ‘Prière de Toucher’ (Please touch) – Basel, Switzerland

This exhibition is dedicated to the tactile sensation in art. In the context of my personal project I was looking forward to getting possibly new insights on how to visualise the tactile sensation into a piece of art. Venue is the Tinguely museum in Basel (12 February – 16 May 2016). The museum is the home museum of Jean Tinguely…

Gallery visit: Rolf Iseli – Bern, Switzerland

As part of my ‘getting to know paint’ for my new OCA course (PoP1), I went to the local Galerie Kornfeld in Bern (January 16 – February 20, 2016). The exhibition was called ‘About Painting‘. The main scope of the gallery is auctioning substantial swiss and international art. They also do exhibitions and publishing art books (at quite high prices though).…

Assignment 5: Discerning decisions on my assignment 5

Based on my tutor’s feedback on my assignment work I understand that I had to be stronger to ‘demonstrate a considered reasoning of the visual path that leads towards a specific outcome’  and not to get stuck eventually in ideas. Therefore I did review my assignment works and pre works with scrutiny and to ensure that I can build on the more…

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