BA (Hons) Fine Art
‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.’ – Degas.
This quotation is extremely influential and relevant to Zara Groves’ work.
Immediate verbs to describe her current practice may be: Structure, consistency, composition, texture, colour and tone. There is no specific audience that this work is aimed at. The artwork can be viewed by everyone, it may just be seen as pleasant to the eye for some or there may be a deeper analysis by others due to their personal experience’s or their extensive awareness.
Some of the main inspiration for these works have been reflected from Jean Dubuffet and Jason Martin with their methods of textural painting involving similar techniques and materials that Zara Groves has reflected within her work.
Zara Groves’ work is often made by relating texture to colour and/or tone. She has used different 2D and 3D means of creating a background texture (eg Engraving, Plastering and Sculpture), often relating these textures with the colours.