Facebook post by University for the Creative Arts - UCA

UCA 2021 graduate showcase #UCAgrads2021 🎓✨ UCA BA (Hons) Fine Art 2021 graduate Amy Hampson completed her final collection! Amy said "My practice involved developing a painterly language that is an amalgam of elements taken from both medieval and contemporary sources. I have developed a recent fascination with gargoyles that I use as a reoccurring subject due to their expressive forms and ability to simply represent a period of history that, as an artist, I am often drawn to for visual inspiration. I find the eerie, contorted forms of these ancient statues compliment the techniques and abstract marks that I begin my painting process with, using motifs, marks and structures that result from experiments inspired by research into contemporary artists, such as Fiona Rae, Laura Owens, David Salle, and Rose Wylie. Akin to the gargoyles, other sources such as strawberries, flowers, geometric shapes, and imagery appropriated from museum and gallery research have also been gathered and continuously layered within my work because they excite me, whether because of their shape, colour, or original meaning and function. Painting, layering, cutting, and collaging these different sources have changed their original format; prompting a decision to further distort the imagery on a scanner to make them more peculiar and devoid of any perceived roles." See more beautiful graduate work at gradshows.uca.ac.uk #UCAgrads2021 #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #UniversityfortheCreativeArts #gradshow #graduateshow #degreeshow #newtalent #showcase #graduate #graduates2021 #graduation #grads #grads2021 #creative #artshow #artexhibition #fineart #creative #art #artist #contemporaryart #artwork #painting #modernart #artoftheday #sketch #drawing #sketchbook #draw