Category: My Personal Project

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…

Assignment 5: Reflection on tutor’s report

After it took over two weeks with Hermes to get my assignment portfolio to my tutor’s place, I was positively surprised that I received his report just 2 days later. I scheduled skype call with him yesterday to clarify some of his comments and to be able to explain some of my thoughts Overall I am pleased with the feedback…

Assignment 5 – Written statement: Site sensations and bodily awareness

Drawing re-called sensations with attentive awareness of time and moment With my new confidence in my figurative drawing and my emotional attraction towards outdoor of absorbing and drawing the atmosphere of the location, I was wondering how I could possibly combine both. Ideas as urban reflections, public spaces came to my mind. In my drawing approach I like the interaction of…

Assignment 5: Site sensations and bodily awareness

During the process of reflecting on my own work in part 1 -4, additional contextual researches, and studies on figurative ‘landscapes’ and outdoor / site landscapes I came from initial idea of urban reflection, public space to my final subject: Sensational site experience, re-called sensations and attentive awareness of time and moment My assignment consists of two separate parts: Major drawings/studies…

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