This exhibition features a variety of different portraits created with various types of mediums. I was interested in doing a series of portraits because I wanted to express that each individual is unique and different from one another. My exhibition is centered on individualism and finding who you are and how you want people to perceive you. Based on personal experiences I have discovered that who you are can often be difficult to discover and express. Because of my own difficulties of finding myself I decided for my Exhibition to consist of portraits of different mediums and styles to express their uniqueness.
My Exhibition is positioned as a walkthrough of the order my artworks were created, beginning from the first pieces I did during the school year and ending with my last art piece. My first art piece is called Peaches It is a multi-medium piece in which I used charcoal, colored pencils, pencil, paint, and pen and ink. I decided to use multiple mediums to represent the many aspects a person can have within their own person. I got inspiration from artists like Kehinde Wiley and his vibrant patterns.
For my second piece, Colors, I concluded on creating a piece in which shows a person's emotion and personality flowing out from them.The face was divided and included different flowers coming out from behind the divided parts. I used colorful strokes to emphasise the brightness and cheerful personality of my sister. The Idea for this work was to suggest the idea of inner beauty behind a person's appearance. My third artwork, People, is a page from my sketchbook which includes a red-toned background and four red-inked portraits. Through this piece I wanted to convey the meaning of unique characters which can be found in everyday life. For my next two pieces I based them off from one another, I created Emotion Pt.1
using a simple black marker, as I was creating this piece I realized I was focused more on the expression of the face and how I wanted to capture the realness of this expression. Many people struggle everyday not with other people but mostly with themselves. I created a sense of roughness within the work using a black marker in which I knew if I couldn't go back on my mistakes. Because of the simple but rough appearance of the artwork I wanted to create a more in-depth painting of this expression and emotion. I created the same portrait however I decided to add cool-toned colors for the face and background to add a smoothness and calmness of the expression on the girl's face. The common emotion we often feel when questioning who we are can be found within the two pieces and you can place yourself in one of these artworks. My next piece is a portrait of a scrawny girl drawn in a cartoon style. The use of Oil Pastels was to focus on the overall effect of the contrast created with the pastels.The blue and orange colors contrast well with each other to form a sense of unity within the portrait. The next two artworks are quite different from each other. Not only does a person focus more on themselves but by doing so they seem to forget that each person is living a life as complicated as oneselfs. For Simple Life I drew a detailed portrait of a man. This piece focuses more on the details and how it creates a realistic view of a person living his own life. My next piece, Sad Clown, is a watercolor portrait of a boy dressed as a clown.This piece emphasises the uniqueness of each individual. For my last piece it is a photograph I took of my Cousin in which I wanted to portray her character using nature. Beginning from the first piece in which I used different mediums and going around seeing the different mediums used to create other portraits to ending with a final photograph of a person, I wanted to create an understanding that people are made differently than one another and it creates who they are.