Madeline


 

 

 

 

Pac - Madeline

Pac (January 2020)

Ceramic

50 x 45 cm

Pac captures the essence of expression and movement through time. It features my French Grandfather, a connection to my own culture, identity and sense of belonging. The real life scale aims to bring attention to ‘expressive wrinkles’, making up part of his identity and showcasing his character, placing positive connotations on ageing. Made of clay, a nod to Jean Antoine Houdon’s Benjamin Franklin (1778). 3D formatting allows my audience to capture time and emotion through its realism.

Pac - Madeline

 

 

Hurly-Burly  - Madeline

Hurly-Burly (December 2019)

Collage

35 x 20 cm

Following Hong Kong protests, I constructed a chaotic yet organised piece representing a timeline of the quest to amend the Fugitive Offenders Bill. Collage is used to illustrate chaos/rage, coupled by a tricolor scheme: red (passion), yellow (hope) and black (power). The fresque layout for storytelling is inspired by Eugène Delacroix  ‘La liberté guidant le peuple’ illustrating patriotism and liberty. The combination incites a personal feeling of fighting with conviction that is part of us.

 

 

D.I.M.A. - Madeline

D.I.M.A. (March 2020)

Photography

Series of pictures 236 x 177 pixels

A friend posed, displaying a range of emotions. For it to be organic, I asked him personal questions in conversation to capture him best. Inspired by Lisa Kristine's dramatic use of saturated black and white editing and muybridge’s snapshot technique, I attempt to combine both to give course to a simple series resembling a short film. The definite color editing places focus on the expression/ creases of his face. Going against the stigma of men’s relationship with emotions deemed ‘emasculating’.

 

 

AAOG - Madeline
AAGO - Madeline

AAGO  (February 2020)

Acrylic painting

105 x 75 cm

AAGO captures everlasting moments in time that mimic or encapsulate themselves. It aims to give nostalgic perspective to its audience, with its large scale and benevolent reassuring figure. Space and time converge. Inspired by Paul Signac's color gradient; the brown, blue and red undertones bring in more warmth and youth to the piece. Also inspired by Henri-Edmond Cross Self-portrait technique/brush strokes on canvas, placing further emphasis on the natural movement within the painting.

 

 

Comess - Madeline

Comess (February 2019)

Etching

21 x 29 cm

Comess delineates the unconscious mind and random mad thoughts we are capable of. This piece aims to both intrigue and create personal connections, giving reason to spontaneous invention of the mind. Inspired by Picasso’s Minotaur Caressing the Hand of a Sleeping Girl with his Face in expressing the artist's complex emotions (as part of exploration of Classicism). Spontaneity is reflected through intense rugged lines and movement onto the plastic, and the contrast of the explosion.

 

 

Mind games - Madeline

Mind games (April 2019)

Collage

54 x 32 cm

Mind Games is specific to my brother and the emotional challenges of his autism. Using collage to depict struggles, Inspired by Draxler, I assembled a spectrum of mediums and symbols, specific to elements of the piece:

Collage: family

Googly eyes: judgement

Pigeon: irrational fears

Rugged sketches of faces (inspired by De Kooning): growth of anxiety

Metro map: toks and obsessions

Replicates stages of compulsive behaviour. Multiple layers of textured canvases create confusion and layering emotions.

 

 

Runaway Man - Madeline

Runaway Man (June 2019)

Etching

30 x 42 cm

Runaway Man evokes the hectic and fast paced life we lead. Inspired by the Japanese architect Tomoyuki Tanaka, whose sketches include a tremendous amount of detail. This piece is a freeze frame of moving time. It aims to suffocate the viewer and progressively ease the eyes through the various harsh, sharp lines engraved into the plastic, simplifying the overview of the piece. The congested yet organized use of space is juxtaposed with the disorganized life of viewers.

 

 

001Coalesce - Madeline
Coalesce - Madeline

Coalesce (December 2018)

Ceramic

63 x 35 cm

Coalesce spotlights imperfections that shape perceptions of identity. Cast from the body of my peers, I etched a fingerprint/stretch mark motif into the moulded clay slab. It explores power in vulnerability through the use of organic technique and material; accentuating its rawness. Conceptually influenced by Ron Mueck (realism), and minutious attention to detail influenced by Ernest Pigeon-Ernest. By combining organic materials and techniques it banalises so-called ‘imperfections'.

 

 

Native - Madeline

Native (March 2020)

Ceramic and felt pen

63 x 35 cm

Native links to my cultural identity/roots. Inspired by Geoffrey Bardon, who encouraged aboriginals to share their wisdom in art, traditionally using white bark.

It mimickes the pattern and color scheme of the aboriginal map of Lockhart river. In composition, the river is flowing in the place of the spinal cord, illustrating the link between culture and identity and their commemoration. The clay resembling bark and body moulding technique (used in coalesce) accentuates its organic rooted nature.

Native - Madeline
Native - Madeline

 

 

Pac - Madeline
Pac - Madeline
Hurly-Burly  - Madeline
D.I.M.A. - Madeline
AAOG - Madeline
AAGO - Madeline
Comess - Madeline
Mind games - Madeline
Runaway Man - Madeline
001Coalesce - Madeline
Coalesce - Madeline
Native - Madeline
Native - Madeline
Native - Madeline