BA (Hons) Fine Art
Vernon Crowther Award: Winner
Grace Farman is an artist whose works take root firmly within the surreal. Using images typically associated with horror, yet displaying them in ways to show their beauty she invokes near oxymoronic feelings of disgust and awe. Grace does this in an attempt to create introspective thoughts in the viewer of her works and evoke an emotional response. Collating images from medicine and natural curiosities allows Grace to create her surreal concepts and bridge the gap between her passion for art and science.
Grace uses a variety of mediums including paint, photography and digital media, however she favours printmaking for creating her works as she finds process is just as important as the outcome. The foundations that have built her established style evolve from her embracing the chaos and tribulations she faces in her daily life. The nature in which her work manifests does not follow any general trend or pattern, varying heavily from sudden and strong impulsive pieces to works spanning many months with intensive planning and intricate processes which can challenge and test her skill set as an artist, allowing her to grow and bring further meaning and personal input to her works. Overall, Grace’s work stems from a need for catharsis and a connection with the discomfort in our world.