Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky was born in 1866 in Moscow, Russia and is dubbed one of the first creators of modern abstraction in painting (McMullen, 2021). He began his early adult life first pursuing law but at the age of thirty he ended his law studies in pursuit of art in Munich, two years later he thenContinue reading “Wassily Kandinsky”

Willem De Kooning

Willem de Kooning was born in 1904, and he was a Dutch-American Abstract Expressionist Artist. After World War II Kooning became particularly well known for his abstract expressionist work alongside the likes of other notable artists at the time such as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko (Tate, 2021). Abstract Expressionism was about tapping into theContinue reading “Willem De Kooning”

Project 10: Angie Lewin

Angie Lewin was born in 1963 in Cheshire and is a British artist working in linocut, lithography, wood engraving and screen printing. Lewin gained her BA in Fine Art Printmaking at Central St Martins College of Art & Design, followed by a year of post graduate study in print making at Camberwell School of ArtsContinue reading “Project 10: Angie Lewin”

Project 9: Experimental Mark Making with Lino

I started this assignment by gathering up various tools and objects to use in order to cut and mark the lino. I found a range of scissors, screwdrivers, corkscrew, knife, hammer, keys, screws and other tools. I set out my A3 sized grey lino into 6 squares to experiment with each group of the tools.Continue reading “Project 9: Experimental Mark Making with Lino”

Project 8: Reduction Method Lino Cutting

Thinking about which avenue to explore in this particular assignment I originally considered exploring human life forms as I have been so often fascinated by the human condition and how people interact with one another, previously having studied sociology and counselling. However another large aspect of my personal identity is my love of animals andContinue reading “Project 8: Reduction Method Lino Cutting”

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami was born in Gutu, Zimbabwe in 1993 and later lived in South Africa between the ages of nine and seventeen. Hwami now lives and works in the UK, and is known for her very personal paintings depicting life in South Africa. Hwami gained her BA in Fine Art with the Wimbledon College ofContinue reading “Kudzanai-Violet Hwami”

Sarah R Key

Sarah Key was born in Derbyshire in 1971, she is an internationally recognised artist and studied a BA in Fine Art with the University of Derby in 1999, followed by an MA in Fine Art: Painting with the Wimbledon School of art and finally a PHD with Loughborough University in 2008. Key is currently exploringContinue reading “Sarah R Key”

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley was born in 1977 in Los Angeles, USA. Wiley is an American Portrait Painter, currently based in New York, he is widely known for his colourful and vibrant naturalistic portraits of African Americans (Wiley, 2021). Wiley studied a BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1999 and then onto an MFA atContinue reading “Kehinde Wiley”

Project 7 – Multi-Block Lino Print

For this last assignment I continued with the theme of place and using fond memories of previous travels. As I experimented earlier in the unit, I returned to the two worlds merged together and decided to use the golden pagoda in Japan and beautiful blue shoreline in The Philippines. I thought choosing these two colourfulContinue reading “Project 7 – Multi-Block Lino Print”

Project 6 – Single Colour Lino Cut

For this assignment I produced three different prints using the theme of place. All prints have been inspired by my recent travels, and encompass a range of places that hold fond memories. I purposefully produced prints in three different sizes to explore how size can influence the overall image. The first a smaller print withContinue reading “Project 6 – Single Colour Lino Cut”