Installation shots of recent work at Chelsea College of Art and Design

This year I started my Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Our first project was to create a piece of work that was based around the idea of it being something that we’d never done before. 
I created two films for this project, the first called ‘Territory’ in which I combined performance and film as a response to the environment at Chelsea.
In this film, I tried to explore and question what an idea is. I wanted to explore the insecurity I have of not feeling that my work has much depth, instead my paintings are heavily influenced by visual cues, formal elements and aesthetics. 
This video is a simple take on lack of ideas and depth.

This year I started my Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Our first project was to create a piece of work, that was based around the idea of it being something that we’d never done before. This, for me, meant performance and film, so I decided to make a video that was a response to the environment of our studio spaces at university.

I also felt that as the project was about challenging our usual methods and processes and for me this meant that I had to feel uncomfortable in many respects and go against my reserved nature, so I filmed my self in various spaces across the uni, walking over tables, hanging off bannisters and generally doing things I would never normally do.

The result is a quickly edited, collaged and layered piece that in many ways has begun to represent the way I have recently being constructing paintings. I quite like that it has gone full circle, although that was not the initial brief.

Photography session with Sylvain Deleu

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These photos are from the recent photo shoot during our Repre Residency.

Photographer Sylvain Deleu, photographed our paintings. I really like the ‘detail’ shots, I like the idea that these small sections could be paintings in themselves.

Last day of work

For the past 4 years I’ve been working as a library assistant at Forest Hill School. As of next week, I will be going back to university to study my MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design.

One of the teachers, Mark Salmon, wrote and performed this wonderful poem about my work.

A massive thank you to everyone at FHS, for being so supportive and letting me realise my ambitions!

Have you seen

The faces

Big and Bold
Shimmering in her vision


Captured all alive

And deeply coloured

Bold, deft and vibrant

Have you seen

The life

In strange places

And strange contortions

Natural and uncomfortable


Stood in line

All warm and cold

At once

Calm and held

A Perspex perspective

Sat

Luminocity delights

Each life-still

And captured

In bold vibrant strokes


The warmth of a world

Created

And forever held

She creates brilliance

From her vision

Have you seen
The faces

Playful toy

The genius of

Our own Molloy

 

Buy Art Fair

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This weekend I’ll be showing some smaller works with DegreeArt at the Buy Art Fair in Manchester.

26 - 29 September, Free Entry.

http://www.buyartfair.co.uk

New work ‘Pictures of You’ by Repre artist Noel Hefele, recently displayed in Brooklyn at the Tugboat Tea Company as part of his solo show.

New work ‘Pictures of You’ by Repre artist Noel Hefele, recently displayed in Brooklyn at the Tugboat Tea Company as part of his solo show.

Chelsea MA show 2013

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This week was the final show for the MA students at Chelsea College of Art and Design. 

I was really eager to see the exhibition as I will be studying there in a few weeks and I wanted to get a better feel for the students work and the outcomes produced from the masters.

The photos above are some of my highlights from the show. The exhibition had a variety of works from MA students across various disciplines, which meant for an eclectic mix of media, ideas and subject matters. I thought this worked really well as you could see influences and cross pollination between the different subjects areas. It was great to see that there were so many artists pushing boundaries but that a lot of this was being produced within the realms of representation. I also noticed that whether it be in painting or sculpture that were a lot of artists exploring ideas of space and dimensions, and this seemed to be a theme that ran through many students work.

I’ve been filled with nerves over the past couple of weeks, hoping that I’m doing the right thing but also full of excitement at the prospect of studying at Chelsea and being in such a dynamic and exciting university. It was a huge relief to see such a brilliant end of year show and I’m so excited to get started.

Images top to bottom:

1 & 2: Chelsea Courtyard (I didn’t write the names down for these two, apologies to the artists)

3: Keivan Sarrafan

4. Rodolfo Villaplana

5. Thomas Farthing

6. Maria Salgado

7. Ji Eun Kim

Repre Residency - Photography session

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Yesterday I had my work photographed by photographer Sylvain Deleu as part of the Repre Residency. It was great to see all of the artists work photographed, and I can’t wait to see the outcome!

London based artist, predominantly painting the figure.

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