Friday, July 06, 2012
Blog Report: Leicester De Montfort Art & Design Graduate Show Part One
Posted by Amy Binding
A couple of weeks ago, the work of Leicester De Montfort’s art and design graduates were exhibited at their campus building for all to see. There are ten floors to the exhibition spanning an array of courses, from fashion design to game animation and product design to illustration. Here are a few of the graduates that stood out...
Jenny Benton BA (Hons) Fine Art
Jenny was inspired by artists such as Georgia O’Keefe and Frank Stella who inspired her to create this installation called ‘Jungle foliage evolution’. It is a very large piece that is made using a number of medias, and creates a link between the beauty of nature and that of urban street art.
Deborah Sowah BA (Hons) Graphic design & illustration
Deborah has a unique illustration style that she has used to make her own greetings cards, gifts and a children’s book entitled Lilly’s Wall drawings. Her technique mixes loose sketches with various ways of rendering in a colourful and endearing way. Her work is influenced heavily by nature and also by the Japanese art of paper folding, origami.
Amy Baxter BA (Hons) Design Crafts
Amy has a passion for floral prints and commercial design so for her this collection was a way to communicate just that. Her range of kitchenware is made from a mixture of porcelain and earthenware as these materials give a good, ‘canvas-like’ quality for being decorated. Her pieces
work very well as a collection but also as one offs.
You can see Part Two of Leicester De Montfort's Art & Design Graduate Show later in the week, or if you can't wait until then, the university's website hosts a selection of graduate pieces here.