Chloe Davies b.
A 20-year old Fine Art Painting and Drawing (BA Hons) Student at University of Chichester. Ready to jump into her third year of University, I’m primarily an Oil painter, however I use other mediums such as charcoal and oil pastels to enrich the process of drawing, building up depth in my work. I am currently producing work based on older female bodies, looking at the skin, flesh, pigment and curves, creating a relationship between how I see, feel and understand their bodies and how I apply the paint. Humans have always been a subject within my work, and a subject that that has many different layers to it; ultimately, I want to make art about us, how we live, how we feel in our bodies and challenge the many ideals our society has created.
The female body is something I am wanting to understand and learn more about. As I grow and age my own body as a female has changed, with positives and negatives and will continue to change through adulthood, birth and menopause. Which all milestones take their effects on the female form, and I want to look into these changes within my work. My recent paintings explore the application of paint and technique whilst looking at the flesh-i-ness of the bodies we live in. Photography and observation are both on par and important; being part of a local drawing class I have been drawing and painting life. On the other hand, exploring the experience of creating from photography, and how that can change my work is important, looking at the relationship between artist and subject.
Overall, I wanted a bodily experience with my audience with what is in front of them and with my practise I am exploring that idea with different mediums, each one giving me a new way of representing that experience. I am still learning and exploring what I want from my work, but isn’t that what artists do?