High School Student
Art School Portfolio
“Through the use of digital media, acrylic painting, charcoal drawing and collage, ‘The Monster’ is a collection of work which illustrates the monsters found in environments, society, and myself as an individual. My intention was to showcase my ability to express myself in a variety of media and styles as I was applying to many arts programs.
Specifically, my intention of this work was to provide thematic bridge between my digital art and fine art explorations by applying the same conceptual thinking to both mediums- the concept of the grotesque within mankind. I feel this theme is particularly relevant in today’s society. By stylizing my subjects in simplistic “monster” forms ( much like Keith Haring with his dogs and people) that are foreign to us yet strangely familiar, I hope to provide the viewer with the motivation to think about our interactions in the world more critically.
Drawing from the work of Caravaggio, Egon Schiele, and Annie Pootoogook, I used my skills to portray the more negative and grotesque aspects of consumerism, fast changing environments and complex relationships; of which are negative problems created by mankind.
I am in my senior year of high school and I will be attending art school next year. In the past, both in my work and at summer programs, I studied Graphic Design. Yet I have decided I have a greater love for fashion and hope to have a future in the fashion industry.”