04 Apr IB Visual Arts exhibition
Thursday 28th March the RSA Academy Art department held its annual IB Visual Arts exhibition; this year two students in Year 13 had taken up the exhibition space within S13 in order to present their work. The themes varied from War to Emotion and Body Language inspired by traditional and contemporary artists.
During the IB Visual Arts course, I have explored the theme of War. Throughout the development of my pieces for exhibition, I desired to present the physical and emotional experiences of those involved in warfare, including
the impact on soldiers, victims and the surrounding environment. My inspiration came very close from home, My Grandad, a war veteran, shared stories with me about his experiences, making me curious to know what it was like for him and others.
I wanted the audience to understand the mental state of a soldier and to reflect on the repercussions war has on society. Having such an inspirational figure in my life I was able to gather and explore primary sources of family photo albums, letters and clothing.I felt excited as this project allowed me to explore the past and respond to it through the present. “
“The IB Visual Arts course allowed me to explore a variety of creative avenues and themes. The concept of portraying artworks representing different mental states and feelings through body language has always made me curious, to why we all present personality differently. By exploring various artist styles and contextual research, I discovered that the portrayal of mental illnesses and feelings usually goes ignored. To start my journey, capturing individuals emotions and body language, inspired me to explore material form and colour.
The works which I have selected for the exhibition vary from paintings, sculpture, digital outcomes and observational drawing. I have chosen traditional and non traditional mediums such as biro and acrylic paint, to present to my audience. “
Well done to all students involved and special thanks to Mrs Geal and Miss Vaughan for their support