Oxymoron

2nd – 8th March 2015

Adele Cload and Cherish Marshall

                                        

  • Adéle Cload and Cherish Marshall are up and coming artists who are in their third year of Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire.
    They both work with similar themes, such as the human form and emotions, but both take completely different approaches.
  • Cherish works very traditionally with oil paint, creating very realistic images of people that she is close to such as friends and family, each being chosen specifically to represent the emotion that she wants to capture. Cherish’s main interest is vulnerability and how it affects the observers and the suffering. Vulnerability affects us at all during our lifetimes, through age, health or mental state, but this shouldn’t be frowned at. We are blind to see that vulnerabilities can be strengths and Cherish believes this needs to be shown. Each canvas is manipulated to be viewed as if they are hung with little care, this is to emphasise that the work has its own vulnerable state; just like the figures upon the canvases. However the canvases demand a presence within the room, which captures the audience’s attention, this makes sure that it is seen, allowing the audience the revaluate the world around us.
  • Adéle works in a very spontaneous and hands on way, she likes to explore and use a variety of materials and techniques. She really enjoys trying out new things to realise her ideas. Adéle works in both 2D and 3D entirely dependent on what is appropriate to what she wants to create. Her work is always about having fun and being able to make the audience respond in a laughy and jokey way. She chooses to use mixed media because it’s fun and easy to create characters by cutting out pieces and moving and selecting bits to fit like a puzzle and see what the end result looks like. She picks out things like skin tone to match the arms and legs together which in turn helps to match any objects, this is so the character flows and joins together to make it work as a whole rather than a mixture of random objects on a page. She applies this method when making sculptures too.
  • The reason that Cherish and Adéle work well together is because of having such different techniques with creating work, the clash of traditional and contemporary together in one space keeps the audience thinking and the mind constantly looking for the link between the artwork on display because visually it’s so different.
    Oxymoron is a fitting title for the exhibition. Cherish and Adele’s art works together; because it doesn’t work together.

 

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