Title

Separation [Painting]

Presenting Author Name/s

Clayton Freeman

Faculty Advisor

Elliott Jones, Alison Stinely

Presentation Type

Artwork

Disciplines

Art and Design | Painting

Description/Abstract

Artist Statement

As an artist I aspire to create art that has a focus on the appreciation of beauty and intrigue. I make paintings that invoke curiosity while maintaining a since of realism through my use of detail and composition. For years I have developed my skills as an artist to enhance my ability to create images on a level of realism that complements my desire to provide fine images that also narrate a message that is relatable to the viewer. The subjects that I use vary from series to series as my imagination and focus travel along with my development and desire to try new things. Landscapes are always very beautiful images to recreate and can be manipulated to be more interesting, but portraits and the human figure hold my interest as an artist. One of the greatest motivational forces in my art is to capture the various forms and emotions that can be found in the human figure. The piece I created entitled Separation is constructed around the portrait of a young woman. I try to make the portrait as realistic and free of brush strokes as possible, so there are no distortions of the imagery. The various layers combine to complete the piece and to invite the viewer to accept the image for what they see before them. The images seen in Separation are painted to represent space between the subject and the viewer, but the space is separated by a pane of steamed glass that becomes a catalyst for communication. This steamed glass is painted to include a lot of detail and information between the viewer and the subject, enhancing the total depth of the image and providing the narrative for audience engagement. This engagement is the subtle accent to what the viewer is given and defines the emotion of the piece.

Session Title

Art Exhibit

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Start Date

2-2-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 12:30 PM

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Separation [Painting]

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Art Gallery

Artist Statement

As an artist I aspire to create art that has a focus on the appreciation of beauty and intrigue. I make paintings that invoke curiosity while maintaining a since of realism through my use of detail and composition. For years I have developed my skills as an artist to enhance my ability to create images on a level of realism that complements my desire to provide fine images that also narrate a message that is relatable to the viewer. The subjects that I use vary from series to series as my imagination and focus travel along with my development and desire to try new things. Landscapes are always very beautiful images to recreate and can be manipulated to be more interesting, but portraits and the human figure hold my interest as an artist. One of the greatest motivational forces in my art is to capture the various forms and emotions that can be found in the human figure. The piece I created entitled Separation is constructed around the portrait of a young woman. I try to make the portrait as realistic and free of brush strokes as possible, so there are no distortions of the imagery. The various layers combine to complete the piece and to invite the viewer to accept the image for what they see before them. The images seen in Separation are painted to represent space between the subject and the viewer, but the space is separated by a pane of steamed glass that becomes a catalyst for communication. This steamed glass is painted to include a lot of detail and information between the viewer and the subject, enhancing the total depth of the image and providing the narrative for audience engagement. This engagement is the subtle accent to what the viewer is given and defines the emotion of the piece.