Ekin Balcioglu is a recent graduate of Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, where she received her BA in Menswear, and where she wishes to continue on to her MA.
Despite her fashion background, Ekin has drawn and painted most of her life – She decided to study menswear at CSM in an effort to combine her interests of shape, volume, and texture within her usual every day practice of painting and water-based media. Her interests grew into blurring the boundaries between mediums, taking the solidity of fabrics and the fluidity of painting and producing what has become more fine art than fashion. However, despite this difference, Ekin has so far been awarded several prizes for her work in painting/drawing figures.
The artist’s interest in water-based media stems from the unpredictability of it – Unlike other mediums, she doesn’t have complete control over the final outcome, resulting in abstract, blurring forms. Her ‘Untitled’ ink on paper series reflects her interest in the form, specifically that of the human form, and how that, combined with the fluidity and unpredictability of the ink, can create almost anamorphic, animal-like, formless beings.
Soo Eun Baik is a Korean artist living and working in both Seoul and London. She has received her BA and MA degrees in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Soo Eun’s work focuses predominantly on the medium of painting – utilizing watercolour, gouache and acrylic paints to achieve her desired pieces. Following her MA course at Chelsea, Soo Eun decided to focus on and then later on stick to painting the landscape in watercolour – This stemming from her interest in the medium’s translucent, fluid consistency, relating back to her relationships between (what she refers to as) her inner and outer spaces. The landscape becomes a metaphor for integrating these inner and outer spaces in association with the finished painting’s material property.
Through an abstraction of her perspective, tone and colour, she releases a surrealistic, fantastical environment that appears if from a transient, dream world.
To see more of Soo Eun’s work, feel free to visit her website here – http://www.sooeunbaik.com/
Tommy Ramsay is a recent graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he received his BA in Fine Art.
At first glance, Tommy Ramsay’s work appears way too abstract to be understood straight away. However, with the right context and enough concentration, it is easy for the viewer to become almost completely immersed into the artist’s paintings. Stemmed from the idea of re-contextualizing and re-figuring every day, common spaces, Ramsay deliberately looks to combine the every day with the unrecognizable – the ‘non-places’, as the artist refers to them. The artist re-addresses these ‘non-places’ within the every day, giving them some sort of value and merit, looking to find an interpretation to them that would otherwise have been unknown before. He looks for specific details in these spaces – Rubbish, wear and tear, human interference – Anything that can become re-contextualized and brought to life in his paintings. By painting these spaces in his abstract, surrealist style, Ramsay allows the audience to delve into a place where time is slowed down, experience evolves and the space becomes a new, unrecognizable experience – Breathing new life into the painting.
Marializa Kambi is currently undertaking a BA in Graphic and Media Design at the London College of Communication.
Marializa’s work is a blend of mixed media including but not limited to painting, screen printing, typography, photography, and illustration. In using these mediums, her artwork crosses the lines between what can be considered Fine Art and Print. The artist chooses her mediums based off of the image she is trying to evoke – Typography to accent characteristics, illustrations to accent emotions..The list goes on. By not limiting herself to one specific medium or even just to one specific style within her work, Marializa continues to constantly evoke a freshness and an innovative approach to her ideas.
To see more of Marializa’s work, as well as work in progress and her inspirations, check out her blog here – http://marializakambi.tumblr.com/
(Images courtesy of Marializa Kambi)
Geraldine Peclard is a Swiss artist and textile designer currently living in London.
Having just recently graduating from Chelsea College of Art and Design with a BA in Textile Design, Geraldine was always drawn to vibrant prints and a creative, freely-working workflow. After beginning her degree, Geraldine became inspired by statement artists who challenged prejudices; that used social issues and taboos to create their work. She then ventured into new, intrinsic ways of expressing her passion for vibrancy, pattern and design through other mediums – Painting and illustration, for example.
Geraldine’s recent work concentrates more so on the subject of mental illness, which she claims allows her to work freely and gives her unlimited interpretations of how the structure of her work can be. Despite her gruling subjects, Geraldine finds ways of taking all of that emotion and creating beautiful imagery with them.
To view more of Geraldine’s work, visit her website, here – http://geraldinestories.blogspot.co.uk/
Chloe Newman is a London-based photographer, currently in her 2nd year on the BA Honors Photography course at London College of Communication. Previously, she has completed a Foundation in Art & Design at Camberwell College of the Arts in 2011.
Chloe’s work stems from the era of Surrealism, as well as the idea of voyeurism and the uncanny. She attributes much of her inspiration from David Lynch films, creating the same sort of ‘film-like’ aesthetic with her work. Her compositions are impeccable, as well – Another obvious attribute to her love of film. Her photographs urge the audience to really think about what’s occurring – Why are these people rid of their identities? The subjects in her photographs, despite obviously present, seem to be eerily stripped from the photograph – We’re not looking at them as people, as subjects; but rather, what they are represented as, whether it be an object of intrigue or stagnant.
The artist, despite her age and still studying at University, has exhibited widely, but in national shows and via the internet. She has also previously exhibited for the charity, ‘Art Against Knives’, gaining donations for the charity through sales of her work. She has also recently been chosen as part of the Top 10 in 1883 Magazine’s ‘Issue 7 Photography Competition’ – Seen here.
There is much to be said for this photographer, both with her innovation and style. It will be interesting to see what comes next with her projects, but I can assure you that if anything, it will not be anything that you’ll want to miss.
You can view more of Chloe’s work online here.
(Images Courtesy of Chloe Newman)