My name is Adam. I am 19 and was born and raised here in Swansea.
I’m currently in a period of exploration, exploring different ways to illustrate complex feelings and states in ways that are appealing to look at and easy to understand.
In my last project, I wanted to incorporate mindfulness and connectedness into my drawing by breaking down the boundaries between “self” and “environment”.
I like to combine drawing what I physically see with the things I don’t see such as emotional connections.
I will be studying Illustration at UWTSD Swansea next year and hope to continue developing my style and technique and explore new concepts.
This how the Blue and white jug pour turned out after it had dried (which took at least two days considering the thickness of the paint) Since I re-used a canvas from a previous pour this pour features some cracking and interesting textures.
Adaptation | Curated by Jason&Becky
Offsite at National Waterfront Museum – Jane Phillips Award 2017
05 August – 29 October 2017
Adaptation: A response to Ephemeral Coast by Swansea College of Art, UWTSD Students. Curated by Jason & Becky.
‘In times of change we adapt. Working in synergy with the landscape and available materials to provide shelter and sustenance. As tides rise and structure is lost to the ocean, temporality becomes an ever-present necessity. The concrete past gives way to the ephemeral present and transient future’.
The Jane Phillips Award is this year working in response to Ephemeral Coast’s region wide collaborative project with Mission Gallery. The Curatorial & Exhibition Awards 2017 have been awarded collectively to the students of Swansea College of Art, UWTSD to work alongside the recipients of the Curatorial Award, Jason & Becky and is in partnership with Mission Gallery, Elysium Gallery, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea College of Art UWTSD & University of Ottawa.
Featuring selected Art & Design Foundation, BA & MA Students across all disciplines, at Swansea College of Art, UWTSD. Curated by Swansea based collaborative artists, Jason & Becky.
As part of the wider residency activity, Louise Hobson invited artist Catrin Llwyd to take on our Jane Phillips Award Studio in Elysium Studios, supporting Catrin to explore the production, presentation and development of new work.
Catrin’s art practice explores the everyday spaces and objects within our environment. She explores the unseen, the everyday and the mundane. The works are drawn from memory and pre-existing imagery, including photographs, video stills and images from social media, and contemporary and historical events. Interested in the potential of painting and how this medium can change a viewers perception of a space, she re-appropriates found imagery to create new, simplified objects. Her work is a continuous development where many of the paintings and objects are created using previous works, allowing for an ever-changing dialogue.
To find out more about Catrin’s residency, please click here
cargocollective.com/catrinllwyd | louisehobson.co.uk
“I am currently in the process of examining notions of the societal panopticon. I think this topic is especially pertinent in our current post Snowden leak and terror threatened society. Whilst still interacting with spaces, such as the GCHQ and MI6 sites from the point of an outsider, this is a subject that is much harder to physically record, because of its subversive nature. As such I am experimenting with how to visualise a psychological effect through appropriation of images, implying fictional narratives and creating objects based on my perception of these concealed networks. I am not sure what form this work will end up taking, but I am engaged in pushing my practise into a looser more intuitive way of working.”