Coursework investigation plan

Guided by a teaching programme that encourages students to explore ideas under subheadings such as light, colour, scale, texture, emotional impact, cultural / social references, gesture and mood (an approach that ensures students investigate their topic thoroughly), Dave’s portraiture focused upon distortion (primarily physical manipulation through pushing, pulling and twisting faces). He referenced a range of contemporary artists such as Bruce Nauman, Julie Verhoeven, Paula Rego, Ben Tour, Russ Mills, Mark Demsteader and Jenny Saville, developing his ideas with the use of a wide range of media. Mediums included coffee (to create blotched, stained washes), highlighter pens (see the drawing below), watercolour, acrylic (applied using a palette knife and dripped in watery washes), biro and coloured pencil. In addition, physical elements such as lighting conditions were explored through vast photographic investigations that were then developed into further drawings and paintings.

Coursework investigation plan

coursework investigation plan

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