Chelsea School of Art
It is good to visit Chelsea School of Art and see that the standard of work being created there is not dis-similar to the work being created at Coleg Menai. I did notice in particular, that there were a LOT of painters in the groups this year.
I found the talk by Harold Offeh fascinating and really enjoyed the presentation he gave. I think I could be further inspired by looking more at his video and photography and performance, and the way he uses humour to address social issues. Once camera shy I am getting used to having my picture taken now and possibly could experiment with myself and photography.
Still a bit of an eeeek thought, but it’s definitely a possibility as my confidence is growing. In particular, I am considering issues of personal pain and anger for my third year and have been thinking about ways I could represent this.
Harold Offeh was born in Accra, Ghana in 1977 and grew up in London, UK. He is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of history. His work encompasses performance, social practice, video and photography, often using humour as a means to confront the viewer with aspects of contemporary culture and history.He studied at the University of Brighton and the Royal College of Art, London.
Recently Offeh has approached the themes of service and Afro hair culture through collective live engagements with other artists, performers and community participation. He has shown widely both in the UK and abroad.