2022 Tui Art
April 7, 2022
Tui class undertook an ambitious art project this term and after weeks of hard work, they have produced some spectacular self-portraits inspired by the work of Chuck Close.
This American artist's abstract and mosaic style is labelled 'photorealism' and it is a combination of both a photograph and a painting. Close creates his portraits by enlarging a photograph onto a grid and then painting the squares with different colours and symbols. In Tui class, they followed a similar method. The students began by using the ipads to take a portrait photograph of each other, thinking carefully about size, proportion and lighting. The pictures were printed out as A3 size and the portrait outlines were traced onto gridded paper. They discussed selecting different hues of a colour to outline the squares of a specific shape in their portrait with felt pen. The inside of the squares were then lightly shaded with the same hue using coloured pencil. After brainstorming a variety of patterns that they could make using lines, patterns were added to randomly selected squares.
"I am incredibly proud of the student's efforts and I hope that you enjoy their art. Can you identify who they are?" Julia Wise