Introducing our Fine Art MA (Online) class of January 2024
30 January 2024
Work: Rebecca Barnard
The second cohort of Fine Art MA (Online) graduates have just completed their Final Major Projects. Their ambitious public-facing exhibitions, publications, live events and performances have taken place all over the world, and are the culmination of two years of study across five modules. Here's an introduction to the class of January 2024.
Meet the graduates
Emma Alexander's project, 'Some Old Vanished Building', explores the value of social bonds and the importance of maintaining connections with others for a sense of belonging, reminding us that we are interconnected in the fabric of society.
Rebecca Barnard’s creative practice is rooted in a fascination for the paradoxes and complexities of human behaviour; our relationship with ourselves and the planet over which we have temporary guardianship. She is interested in the struggle for understanding and balance, both collectively as a species and as an independent human being.
Felicity Beaumont is a painter concerned with how we, as a contemporary society, relate to the body. Using imagery from social media, personal archives, publicly submitted imagery, pornography, film and pop culture, she crops, stylises and re-situates images of the body to inhabit the space of abstract painting.
"I use different media to depict the transcendent and spiritual, from a feminist perspective. I use photography and drawing to mine into these ideas, which are expressed in light-filled mixed media canvases and smaller mosaics. which relate to my practice through my work in the Boston School of Mosaic."
Andrew Cullen is a multidisciplinary artist with a particular focus on sculpture. His work almost always focuses on the human treatment of animals - domestic, wild and farmed. His work comes from research into the many forms of cruelty humans inflict on defenceless beings. Through his themes, he aims to bring cruel practice into the light, asking audiences to reflect on their own behaviour regarding animal wellbeing. This particular project, beyond its indigenous cultural focus, highlighted the displacement of water pythons as a result of suburban expansion into natural areas and the building of a major motorway.
Spencer Hogg is a multidisciplinary artist with an established practice in sculpture, installation, photography, moving image, sound and performance.
As a global citizen who has resided outside of his country of origin for the last 25 years, Spencer’s practice explores the complexities of place, movement and belonging. As someone that exists in a temporary and transient state, what does it mean to be in outer space within a place?
Colin Lee’s work delves into the language and colloquialisms from urban areas of London and investigates ways in which language can translate into a mirror of class division. The language he has chosen to focus on derives from his years spent interacting with the local people of North London and his work emphasises how language can shift and migrate through different parts of our social hierarchy and geographical locations, as well as within different age groups.
Zainab Mohsin’s practice is artist-centred and process-based. It signifies process over aesthetics in art. Inspired by Dadaism and Automatism, the works are dissident and the process is spontaneous, raw, free-hand and playful. The works also display symbolism, satire and irony.
Project ‘Nothing’ is a series of pen and charcoal drawings that uses spontaneity and playfulness in its process. Zainab includes process videos as part of the work, as the they believe the art also lies in the process.
Bjørg-Elise Tuppen is a visual artist based in Arctic Northern Norway. Her art is inspired and informed by physics, especially quantum mechanics. This forms the foundation from which she explores how humans are integrated with the elusive nature of our reality.
In her sculptural work, Bjørg-Elise fuses the human form with natural materials such as wood, shell fragments, moss and minerals in order to connote this connection. She also explores entropy through site-specific temporary sculptures by making faces from natural materials found at the site.
Anna Turner's work is abstract and covers painting, installation and three-dimensional pieces, principally involved in pure abstraction utilising repetition, contrast and harmonies, creating balance with weight of colour and balancing asymmetry. Creating spaces of clarity and refinement, the work is rooted in pure form and although minimal is not reductive, not started from something more complex.