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Process Portfolio

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More about my work and experience in the IB Diploma Programme...

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Parisian streets (September 2019)

Chalk and Charcoal on paper

46 x 64 cm

Parisian Streets concentrates on texture illustrated by the pavements. The name Parisian streets was inspired by the Parisian pavement patterns as well as the cigarette but in the center of the piece. There is a strong use of charcoal and chalk to define the cracks and pebbles of the footpath creating a more realistic approach. This technique also added dimension which is seen with a more clear foreground than background. I was influenced by the Boyle Family with all their pavement sculptures.

City stairs (November 2019)

Acrylic on canvas

24 x 30 cm

City Stairs is a representation of a photograph taken of stairs in Paris. There is an important use of contrast between the lights and the darks with black, white and brown paint. Many techniques are used such as dry brush, tape masking for clean edges. The picture is very subtle, it isn’t colorful which attracts all the attention on the light and texture following this solitude in an urban space. I was inspired by Edward Hopper for his structural and dimensional art.



Procrastination (October 2019)

Ceramic and oxides

30 x 22 x 31 cm

Procrastination depicts this idea of time which still includes texture. The idea of a house falling into the ground with clocks engraved was a combination of the two. The texture of the pavement while using a scraping tool created a more realistic aspect which was then intensified with the oxides. The imprinted clocks on the house using wire tools made it easier to create more details. I was inspired by Dali for the idea of time and Jerzy Kalina for the sinking idea.



Eagle eye  (November 2019)

Acrylic on paper

42 x 59 cm

Eagle Eye is a portrayal of a low viewpoint of urban buildings. The main idea of this art piece is to concentrate on the colors, more darker or lighter colors seen throughout the picture. This allows the urban constructions to come out in a more evident way. There is this idea of dimension with the foreground, which is more clear, and the background, more blurry, hence the name, “Eagle Eye”. This low viewpoint idea was inspired by Michael Holter’s painting, ‘The Pigeon Roost’.



Shock of Reality (January 2020)

Acrylic on canvas

84 x 118 cm

Shock of Reality encourages a deep feeling of sadness with the monochrome colors. The bright contrasting orange color sets all the attention on the girl looking forward into the unknown. There is a representation of this melancholy through shades and highlights by only using black and white. The main message is the unknown future, shown in the horizon. My work was inspired by Erik Johansson, an artist who uses his imagination to create a new aspect on the future as an unknown idea.



A Calm Day in a Peaceful Atmosphere (October 2020)

Acrylic on canvas

83 x 115 cm

A Calm Day in a Peaceful Atmosphere encourages this moving atmosphere shown through the colorful background outside of the window while still showing a calm one through the darker colors around this window. The reflections in the windows and the creases and textures on the duvet cover enhances this realistic aspect while using dry brush techniques. This painting was inspired by Adolph Von Menzel during the Realism movement, specifically with his window paintings.

A View From A Window (March 2021)

Acrylic on paint

83 x 115 cm

A View from a Window shows a peaceful yet lonely environment, enhanced by the separation of two worlds divided by the window. The bright greens and blues on the other side of the window contrasts the dark browns and blacks inside of the room. While using tape to create straighter lines for the window frame allowed this piece to look more realistic as ombre effects were easier to execute. This contrast in color and this calm and solitude atmosphere was an idea influenced by Carl Holsøe.



A Series Of A Figure (February 2021)

Photo paper

29.7 x 42 cm

A Series Of A Figure is a series of photographs taken of a figure in an urban environment. There is a strong atmosphere of solitude reflected through this series as there is only a single figure shown with tall Parisian buildings around it. The choice of editing these photographs in black and white depicts a calmer and quieter environment which is an idea inspired by Eugene Atget especially in his photograph Marchand, Rue Lepic with one figure in the foreground.