Hello folks, my name is Lauren, I am a MFA student at Ulster University studying Fine Art. I have a First Class Honours BA in fine art. My speciality is in painting, my practice lies between the figurative and the abstract. I am intrigued in capturing the subtle figure in my work, looking at the essence and meaning of the painting. My Personal work looks at ideas of the sublime. Therefore, a lot of my work is based on faith and is inspired by the word of the Bible.
A LITTLE INTRODUCTION...
The sublime is the central motif of my practice. My practice's intent is to attempt to create a cognitive viewing experience which stimulates thoughts and interpretations of the divine. I focus on creation and the idea that the sublime can be conveyed through nature and capturing the essence of it through paint.
My process of painting relies upon chance, I have developed a mixed medium practice and process which involves pouring inks, acrylics and oil-based paints. My hands on and off approach removing the brush captures a spontaneity and energy which creates gestural and fluid marks that only nature can imitate.
I am creating a new dialogue with surface contextually and aesthetically through the process of layering; forging textile aspects with the paint that reject the fluid depth produced through pouring which creates a juxtaposition. Contextually the paintings present the surface of the earth in a much more material way; it deals with landscape in a less pictorial form capturing a presence of landscape.
I believe that art has the power to expose or present universal truths to a viewer. I hope my paintings capture that balance of living and majesty were serenity, purpose and self-awareness can be found.
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Foundation dipolma in Art and Design
Ulster University- Belfast School of Art
Bachelors in Fine art
First Class Honours
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