Annabelle Tim Hogben

MA Painting

Instagram: @annabelle_tim_hogben

Title of Work: “Hold my tight, I speak a different language”

Artist Statement:
While researching another painting through play methodology, which took the form of dressing up and trying different compositions, I took a series of photographs. Towards the end of the session I felt tired and lay down but continued taking photographs. When examining the images later one photograph seemed very potent, disarming, awkward, and vulnerable. I felt that it was too challenging to use and put it aside.

However it’s poignancy suggested that it should be used. I did a drawing from the image which turned out differently from the image in the original photograph. Yet it remained poignant. After this I did the painting from the drawing with some direct observation. Hereby creating a different image again.

A visceral emersion in the material of paint was required. The title comes out of the disparity between the internal need to be understood, and the difference in the appearance of the received external self. Yet here the two run close. It is the vulnerability that speaks. Can it transform the potential in the viewer?

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