AM 730 is a two year painting/drawing project that explores the material possibilities of contemporary painting in practice through blending material processes and visual ideas to develop new research methodologies that will contribute to the existing dialogues that surround the practice of painting in Universities today. Located within the genre of Abstraction, the project employs several modernist tropes that will be recontextualised and challenged to examine: Painting in an Expanded Field: uniting the past in the present.
As part of the process of making I shall investigate traditional and experimental approaches to painting by exploring the concept of materiality, which also provides the contextual framework for this investigation that constructs and deconstructs the space and place of painting. Documenting studio practice will take shape through a visual and textual lens. The development and discovery of new visual methodologies is the expected outcome.
A strong visual context and conceptual structure is vital for imparting knowledge in practice based research so that information is not only shared and received, but expanded upon. In doing so, the viewer/practitioner will develop a thorough understanding of how visual practice and traditional research processes can coexist, both as a field of study and as a method of exploring everyday experiences through a creative lens.
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