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Emily Gibbons
Artist | Student | Varied
United Kingdom
I am an aspiring artist, art historian, and activist. I study Art, Graphics, and English Literature at college and am starting my Fine Art course at Leeds University in September 2015.

My artwork includes a variety of different media but my main passion is painting and portrait work, as well as a growing interest in life drawing. As well as practical work, I am incredibly interested in art history, particularly that surrounding the Surrealist movement and the censorship of lgbtq+ artists in contemporary history.

Within my artwork I will incorporate and explore issues such as censorship, lgbtq+ issues, feminism, and mental health.

Feel free to follow me on my other platforms:

Instagram: emilygibbons_art
Facebook: www.facebook.com/emilygibbonsa…
Interests
  • Listening to: Keaton Henson
  • Drinking: Tea

I have lots of exciting things coming up in the next month or so as my exams get into full swing! I have my art and graphics exams in mid-May and my English exam in mid-June, so you expect a lot of art and graphics work to be uploaded in the coming weeks.

I'm really getting into portraiture and mental health in my next topics and I need to enthuse about my ideas as well as give you an idea of the coming uploads!

So first of all my art exam is going to be based around trichotillomania - if you haven't heard of this before, it is part of a group of obsessive disorders called Body Focussed Repetitive Disorders. These disorders consist of chronic repetitive habits that are often considered taboo, repulsive, and there is generally very little public knowledge about them. I suffer from a few of these disorders, most notably trichotillomania and onychophagia. Trich is the pulling out of hair, and for most sufferers is focussed on the scalp, and for many the eyebrows and eyelashes, like me. It can also be focussed on pretty much anywhere on the body which grows hair. If you want more info about these disorders feel free to ask me because there is little knowledge about them and there is a lot of misinformation and disgust surrounding them.

As such my art project is going to involve lots of portraiture and experimental studies of trich sufferers, as well as likely including self-portrait studies. I'm pretty excited to get to work on this because I love making my work political and exploring areas of health and social conditions through art.

My graphics project is also based around portraiture, which anyone who watches me will know is my favourite area within art. Through this project I'm going to explore portraiture through three major lines of enquiry, namely asking 'what is portraiture?' To answer this I will look at artists like Jenny Saville and Shin Kwangho and explore the idea of conveying emotion rather than accurate facial depictions. Expect some oil paint experimentation and lots of Photoshop work while I create responses in those styles. I'll also research into Cubism in the second part of the project so my artwork will veer into that realm slightly, as well as collaging and more Photoshop abstract work. 

For my last perspective on the topic I'm going to do a complete 180 and look at photorealistic forms of portraiture and photography and potentially combine the two through methods of Photoshop and collage that I'll experiment with in the other two areas, and this will likely culminate in a final piece where a photorealistic portrait is made abstract. 

Basically I'm really excited to start work on these projects!

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BikeBoyPunk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :party: I hope you get lots of treats today :cake: :)
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BlueSapphire2000 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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abbiejamesart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Artist
Thanks for the llama ayeee :3
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emilygibbonsart Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student General Artist
No problem :P
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BikeBoyPunk Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there, thanks for all the faves :+fav: and also for adding me to your watch list :+devwatch: it's most appreciated :)
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emilygibbonsart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem and I love your work!
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The-Ly Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on my photography :heart:
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emilygibbonsart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem! It was awesome :)
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love-a-lad-insane Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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emilygibbonsart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem!!
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