MA Printmaking Degree Show

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MA Printmaking Degree Show – ‘Scribing an arc’ 

An exhibition of prints by MA students Yuet Yean Teo and Rachael Edgar.

‘Scribing an arc’ brings together two printmakers whose work  describes a flow – whether that be from one art work to another, from one emotional state to another or from one culture to another.

Rachael Edgar uses traditional etching and early Victorian photographic processes to investigate the psychoanalytic idea of ‘ambivalence’, a state of having simultaneous, conflicting feelings that should exist in equilibrium.  The prints aim to discomfit by disrupting that equilibrium into its component, conflicting parts, asking the viewer to move from one state to another and back again.

Yuet Yean Teo’s ‘Swing’ series explores physical, geographical and cultural arcs. She explores transitions from countryside to town, town to city, and country to country. Her work integrates traditional Chinese Painting ‘freehand style’, also known as ‘literati painting’, with a more painterly approach to contemporary printmaking.

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Yuet Yean Teo

This ‘swing’ series of prints is inspired by the Chinese concept of Yin and Yang and my experience of moving from countryside to town, town to city, and country to country. In traditional Chinese belief the circle represents the sky and the square represents the land. Thus, ‘Earth’ is represented by a square and ‘Heaven’ by a circle. In Chinese this is expressed as ‘Tian Yuan Di Fang’  in which ‘Tian Yuan’ means Heaven represented by a circle and ‘Di Fang’ is Earth represented by a square.  This also relates to the idea of Yin and Yang.

My work explores the integration of traditional Chinese Painting ‘freehand style’, also known as ‘literati painting’, with a western oil painting style. I am combining my Chinese Painting skills with a more painterly approach to contemporary printmaking. I employ inter-disciplinary skills to express my unique cross-cultural perspective. My work is concerned with transmutation of technique, subject matter, self and outside influences

‘Rotary life’ is a set of four circular prints which slowly rotate. They  also represent instability.

www.yuetyeanteo.com

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Rachael Edgar

Rachael Edgar uses etching and early Victorian photographic processes to investigate the psychoanalytic idea of ‘ambivalence’, a state of having simultaneous, conflicting feelings that should exist in equilibrium.  The prints aim to discomfit by disrupting that equilibrium into its component, conflicting parts, asking the viewer to move from one state to another and back again.

www.rachaeledgar.co.uk

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