Lee Ufan

I want to study gestural drawings/art and ideas around expression. I learned that for Lee Ufan, each gesture is a continuation of a single moment lived through the body, first as the artist’s physical performance by painting and the again when viewer encounter the work and experience how these repetitive marks articulate the experience of […]

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PROJECT 5 Considering Painting

Exercise1.4 Contextual Focus Read the text by Lee Ufan, ‘Robots and Painters’ fromed. Myers, Terry (2011) Painting: Documents Of Contemporary Art, London: Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press, p. 63-65. The extract is available to read on the OCA student site via the following link, or is listed as a course resource also available on the student […]

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PROJECT 4 Things perform for you

Exercise 1.3 Using one of the tools (pendulum, piping bag, hair, a ball, a bag of paint, a bat and ball etc) explored in exercise 1.2 add/develop another element that removes your gesture from the process of mark-making. For example; you could attach a leaking bag to a mechanical toy, wind it up and let […]

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PROJECT 3 Visual reflection

Exercise 1.2. Mapping/diagram Create a series of maps or flow diagrams that enable you to reflect on the processes involved in making the studies from exercise 1 and 1.1. The aim is to reflect on your explorations in ways that allow you to represent your process and its outcomes in a free flowing, visual and […]

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PROJECT 2 Alternative painting tools

“Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.” J Pollock Exercise 1.1 Painting without the brush Below is a video that is part of a series of Live Drawing Performances which started in 2013 and developed as an international community that takes place in many locations over the world. Preparation for the exercise […]

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PROJECT 1 Gesture

PART ONE: PAINTING AND/AS PERFORMANCE Exercise 1 Smallest to largest reach This is a drawing exercise with repeated activities which focus on, breathing, sound, rhythm, and the relationship of the whole body to the surface of the drawing, as well as the nature of the experience if you draw with both hands. It also suggests […]

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