The 2013 Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship Recipients are “On View”.
Museo Eduardo Carrillo introduces the launch of our on line gallery “On View” by presenting the 2013 Eduardo Carrillo Scholarship Recipients from The University of California, Santa Cruz.
These young artists have been recognized by University of California, Santa Cruz faculty as exhibiting exceptional talent in and commitment to their artwork.
Eduardo Carrillo was an influential Professor of Art at University of California, Santa Cruz from 1972-1997. He taught courses such as drawing and easel painting and offered unique classes in group mural painting, fresco techniques and native earth pottery intensives. His art history classes brought new focus on the arts from Meso America from ancient through current times.
I am intrigued by the dramatic changes that all living things are capable of undergoing, both physically and mentally. I aim to represent the transition, from a state of being to another, using 3 dimensional sculpture. To represent change, I manipulate the material and transform how it is received by the audience. By changing soft lace into a stiff material, or making shopping bags into a substance that can be molded and sewn, I build works of art that encourage participants to manifest the moment of transformation within themselves.
My work examines the way in which objects reflect and determine culture and memory. I am interested in nostalgia, and why objects transform perception and shape the way in which past experiences and places are remembered. Particular objects evoke nostalgia, and by identifying those that attract me, I draw the viewer into the constellations of my personal iconography.
I enjoy interpreting the beautiful landscapes of coastal California, which I paint on location en plein air. I work with both oils and acrylics for my landscapes.
I also depict scenes reflecting my inner thoughts. These often involve environmental themes, registering my concerns about man’s impact on, and involvement with nature; including our relationships with animals, particularly the dynamic between fertility (creation) and consumption (destruction) of living organisms, inclusive of mankind.
This triptych scrutinizes the conservation of our depleting natural resources. My goal as an artist is to record through my paint brush scenes that incite imagination and environmental awareness.
I I’m a creative, adventurous person, and I try to reflect that in my art and philosophies. I aspire to merge art and the interactive nature of gaming to tell stories that inspire, awe, and most importantly, offer a different perspective of our world philosophically and visually.
My greatest inspirations are Pixar, Hiyao Miyazaki, Noah Bradley and Feng Zhu.
My blogger: sallysuconcept.blogspot.com
Linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sallysuconcept/
My paintings are concerned with the human body and its relation to or absence from mediated images that create, alter, and replace memory and sensory perception. Grappling with the immaterial form of light as well as the photographs that enhance and substitute my vision, each brushstroke acts as a material recording of my existence that carries along with it the inherent distortions and expressions that emerge naturally in painting.