Sunday, 19 June 2016

See:Saw 2016: Degree Show at York St John University

A few weeks ago, I visited the degree show "See:Saw 2016", the Fine Art Graduate Exhibition from York St John University. The exhibition took place in one of the university's buildings, and the scenography was engaging yet challenging at time, some artists being in one room, others sharing a bigger one. Here are a few of my favourite artists and artworks of the show. Along with pictures taken by myself of the exhibition, please find the description of the artists//artworks written in the exhibition leaflet. 




Katie Lavin, Traces of Him (2016) (details)
Katie LavinTraces of Him (2016) (details)

Katie Lavin, Traces of Him (2016) (details)
Katie LavinTraces of Him (2016) (details)

Katie LavinTraces of Him (2016) (details)

Katie Lavin, Traces of Him (2016) (details)
Katie LavinTraces of Him (2016) (details)

Katie Lavin, Traces of Him (2016)
"Lavin chooses to depict the male nude in her work creating a spin the traditional gender associations within art. in her series Traces of Him the painting show an intimidate and contemporary depiction of the male nude, using coloured bath soaps to create a positive image. The artist handles the material in a painterly way using her hands and the models body to apply the soap onto lining paper. By doing so the paintings are given a unique and intimate quality, which is enhanced through the three handmade books that are shown alongside the series."




R A Chopping, Brandy Rose // Ecru (2016) (details)
R A ChoppingBrandy Rose // Ecru (2016) (details)

R A Chopping, Brandy Rose // Ecru (2016) (details)
R A ChoppingBrandy Rose // Ecru (2016) (details)

R A Chopping, Brandy Rose // Ecru (2016) (details)
R A ChoppingBrandy Rose // Ecru (2016) (details)

R A Chopping, Brandy Rose // Ecru (2016) (details)
R A ChoppingBrandy Rose // Ecru (2016) (details)

R A Chopping, Brandy Rose // Ecru (2016) (details)
R A ChoppingBrandy Rose // Ecru (2016) (details)


R A Chopping, Brandy Rose // Ecru (2016)
"Chopping has found himself fascinated with what the human body has to offer. Over the past two months Chopping has been simultaneously developing these paintings through a limited palette of flesh tones. These anatomical explorations have grown out of the instinctive love of paint. Whilst Brandy Rose // Ecru is a study of anatomy, it is not limited to the edges of the canvas, with a playful fold, wrap, or drape, these additions offer a new dimension to the painting that complicates the relationship between the spectator and the sitter."





Rebecca Laura Robson, Devoted To The Preservation Of An Unambitious Disease (2016) (details)
Rebecca Laura Robson, Devoted To The Preservation Of An Unambitious Disease (2016) (details)
Rebecca Laura Robson, Devoted To The Preservation Of An Unambitious Disease (2016) (details)
Rebecca Laura Robson, Devoted To The Preservation Of An Unambitious Disease (2016) (details)

Rebecca Laura Robson, Devoted To The Preservation Of An Unambitious Disease (2016) (details)
Rebecca Laura Robson, Devoted To The Preservation Of An Unambitious Disease (2016) (details)
Rebecca Laura Robson, Devoted To The Preservation Of An Unambitious Disease (2016) (details)
Rebecca Laura Robson, Devoted To The Preservation Of An Unambitious Disease (2016) (details)

Rebecca Laura Robson, Devoted To The Preservation Of An Unambitious Disease (2016)
"Robson is a contemporary fine artists specialising in painting the quixotic and the esoteric. Devoted To The Preservation Of An Unambitious Disease is an archival of paintings directly influenced by her experience with how the perception of the self, and the remaining world around can shift to become warped when we cannot quite recognise what exists of ourselves any more. In addition, the artist's work collects inspiration from the divine gothic architecture, enigmatic allure and religious aura that belongs to the historicity city of York."





Emma Denby, The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little (2016) (details)
Emma DenbyThe Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little (2016) (details)

Emma Denby, The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little (2016) (details)
Emma DenbyThe Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little (2016) (details)


Emma Denby, The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little (2016)
"Through the philosophy of Plato, Denby has used his 'Allegory of the Cave' to aid the questions around 'being in the world' and how modern day constructed perpectives limit us. These forms have come from an interest in the relationship between the micro and macro world, or specifically planetary bodies and subatomic particles. They present a version of a life form that, like microcosms and macrocosms, have a simple appearance, yet function retrospectively as the observers of their perspective within the infinitely great and the infinitely little universe."




Uriah Gabriel, Atom (2016) (details)
Uriah GabrielAtom (2016) (details)

Uriah Gabriel, Atom (2016)
"This innate desire to place to pencil on paper, a record of the human condition in a single moment, is mirrored by the transient, non-permanent marks made by sound, gone as quickly as they present themselves. Gabriel's practice explores the space between these two realms as material for making, each manifesting itself through, or merely acting as stimulus for, the other. This manifestation, taking place over the course of two months, is archived