Using a range of contemporary source material, such as digital images, the moving image and images from social media, you’ll consider and explore the representation of the contemporary body in painting.
This course will introduce you to the analysis of different types of image and how they are viewed and consumed. Considering the work of contemporary and modern painters, you’ll study a range of approaches artists have adopted to how they view or use the body. You will explore the language of paint and its dialogue with found images, migrating techniques from photography and film to painting (zooming, blurring, cropping, pixelating etc.) and ‘re-materialising’ the body in your artworks through visceral paint application.