Summer Term 2012 Vertical Studio BSc 1+2

Material Compositions
Steve Coombs & Matthew Jones

The studio will make representations of the city in 200mmx200mm constructed tiles.

Wycliffe Stutchbury studies the natural beauty of material through abstract compositions. While he explains these artworks as exploring the narrative beauty of as found timber, they could equally be read as representations of land forms and cityscapes.

Learning from Stutchbury, the studio will approach and using materials in innovative ways to create a strong sense of resonance and atmosphere. From visiting and experiencing a site, students will be asked to capture the essence of place through one photograph. We will then explore how this experience of place can be represented in a chosen material; students will be asked to work with one material using a variety of techniques, working the material in different ways to represent aspects of the site- cutting, carving, casting, corroding- to capture the character of place.

These abstract artworks will be displayed as gallery pieces, a ‘material nolli’ representing and evoking the essence of what makes a place unique.

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