Chloe Davies

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Statement 

20-year old Fine Art Painting and Drawing (BA Hons) Student at University of Chichester. Primely an Oil painter I use other mediums such as charcoal and oil pastels to enrich the process of drawing, building up depth in my work. I am currently producing work based on older female bodies, looking at the skin, flesh, pigment and curves, creating a relationship between how I see, feel and understand their bodies and how I apply the paint. Humans have always been a subject within my work, I want to make art about us, how we live, how we feel in our bodies and challenge the many ideals our society has created. The female body is something I am wanting to understand and learn more about, with the changes through adulthood, birth and aging all taking their effects on the female form. My recent paintings explore the application of paint and technique whilst looking at the fleshiness of the bodies we live in. Photography and Observation are both on par and important; being part of a local drawing class I have been drawing and painting life. On the other hand, exploring the experience of creating from photography, and how that can change my work. Overall, I wanted a bodily experience with my audience with what is in front of them and with my practise I am exploring that idea with different mediums, each one giving me a new way of representing that experience.