柯美施Okoro Mercy Udunma John Obasi S3
“I believe art is very important in our daily lives, when we are in times of human isolation (an example like this current pandemic) many people resolve finding entertainment in art. But the significance of making art is far more important. Everything can be perceived as art, By making art, you can also have an opportunity to change others or the life your own, Through art you can find a way to say how you feel without needing to find words to put together a sentence.”
Instagram VS Reality
Body painting & photography (retouched by Photoshop) | 30.5cm x 38.1cm x 1 piece | 12.7cm x 17.8cm x 3 pieces
Everyone has social media, I'm sure everyone has a social networking platform. Instagram for example, I'm sure you all have friends following you on there. But how many times have you seen an instagram profile and wondered if you wanted to be like them or be their friend? How many times have you posted on there just because it's a good day you've had in awhile. How many times was your profile glorified to make you seem happier than you actually are? Through this artwork i wanted to express a simple but common problem and concept among people, how we make our profiles seem so much happier instead of showing all the realistic parts in our life.
Assemblage | 50.5cm x 43.8cm
You've all watched a horror movie before, right? Maybe those movies gave you nightmares as a child but you quickly learn that it's not real. None of it is, or is it? Our mind is our weakest demons, I wanted to capture the exact moment where our perception of reality and horror collide. Where we believe the visuals are eyes are feeding us, where that thin glass seperating us from reality and make believe shatters and we feed into deception.
Abstract VS Reality
Colour pencil and poster colour on paper | 29cm x 75.6cm
We all have a face. That is our identity. That is how everyone tells everyone apart from each other. But is our face how we really perceive ourselves? Most of us may look at ourselves and see someone else but still say "That is me." That is what I wanted to show in this piece. The abstract way of how i perceive myself. How different i find myself compare to what i look like. Though there are certainly symbolisms to my features, I don't necessarily see my portrait and photographs to be 100% of who I am. These two combines together is what makes me, me. When worlds collide, abstract vs reality.