Susan Coussens
BA (HONS) Fine Art
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susancoussens.com
susiecoussens@yahoo.co.uk

My main line of enquiry is in the human figure which includes but is not limited to portraiture and the nude. My Final Major Project explores the notion of “dead colours” (a classic technique used by the 16th century “Old Masters”) which I am interpreting in a more modern and contemporary way. I aim to complete 99 portraits using this idea over the next few years and I am interested to see if, and how, they change over this period.

I usually like to work on a fairly large scale but it is interesting to be working on a series of small canvases but which creates a large outcome. My preferred mediums are acrylic and oil paint on any surface including paper, card, board and canvas.

     

Elaine Cooney
BA (HONS) Fine Art
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elainecooney.com
elaine_c94@hotmail.com

My practice involves creating sculpture through waste or disregarded objects made of metals, wood, plastic or cardboard. The idea behind most of my work stems mainly from my own home, I look at decorations around my home. There are many different influences within my work.

The main influences involve my surroundings and materials that I come across. Once I have gone through a selection process of what materials I want to use, I then deconstruct the original state of the material to reconstruct into a sculpture. Other factors also come into my practise such as photography.

     

Nazia Hussain
BA (HONS) Fine Art
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naziahussainarts.com
naziahussain@googlemail.com

I am a fine artist that uses a variety of different techniques within my work, the work I create exists as a reaction towards the unfair issues of inequality. I take daily political issues as a subject matter then takes influence on the artwork I make.

My work exists as everyday low-value objects, which undertake new diverse meanings, which questions the value and existence of the work in an atmosphere of middle class mentality.

I make art to empower, influence, enlighten and educate the viewers about current issues.

Rebecca Mairs
BA (HONS) Fine Art
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rebeccamairs.com
rebeccamairsarts@gmail.com

My work brings to light – through the abstract visualisation of film – the idea that memories are, in a way, almost dreamesque. My films look into a sequence of clips that run side-by-side in an almost contradictory manner, yet aspects of the two sometimes merge together over films duration.

The idea is based on the fact that even things that you can remember aren’t necessarily the whole event, but rather, just dreamlike clips of things that might have occurred. The older a person becomes the memories they hold of being younger will merge together to become more like one event rather than a collection.

     

School of Art and Design

Undegraduate Degree Show 2015

University of Bedfordshire