Monthly Archives: January 2014

Assignment 2 submission and Tutor Feedback

SUBMISSION: For this assignment, I must submit 2 final pieces, sketches and a good selection of work from all exercises. I choose as final pieces all the paintings done as part of the project on self-portrait, i.e. In my own mind, … Continue reading

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Project Selfportrait

When I try to picture myself with my eyes closed, I can’t quite do it and when I see my reflection in the mirror, it always looks different from how I looked the day before. Myself as a subject is illusive and forever changing. Looking at self portraits … Continue reading

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Research Self Portraits

Whenever I’m on holiday in the Cape, I visit the art gallery in Hermanus to see Bastian van Stenis’ latest works. Bastian says of his work, ‘I try to paint freely with no preconceived aim but purely to enjoy the process. To express … Continue reading

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What then shall we do? Leo Tolstoy

Something has changed inside of me and I can’t quite explain it. Rian Malan wrote about his state of quandary in My Traitor’s Heart, ‘On the beach near where I live, a rocky promontory presents a square, blunt face to the sea. At high … Continue reading

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