Amy Claire Bush
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I have always been inspired by the intimate relationship between art and viewer - psychologically, emotionally and also physically. The latter is an element that I have attempted to incorporate into my collection as I have created pieces where the viewer must physically interact with the work to grasp the entirety of its meaning.
Although a varied collection, the majority of my works share a common theme of social issues including feminism, addiction and the relationship between the people and the government. The purpose of my pieces is to make people rethink pre-determined stereotypical beliefs. I aim for my art to act as non-confrontational discussion pieces and as simple tools for illustrating complex topics.
Within this body of work I have also ventured out of my comfort zone to create purely aesthetically pleasing art, such as ‘Stuttgart at Day’ and ‘Stuttgart at Night’ – a diptych of impasto oil paintings that encouraged me to study German culture. I have also explored underground culture through researching tattoo artwork and drawing a Celtic piece that has gone on to be used as a template for a piece of body art.
During the development of my collection I have discovered newfound technical skills including woodwork and embroidery, finding the contrast between these particular mediums fascinating. I have also utilized the mediums of oil paint, pen, photography and readymade objects, to name a few. Mixed media is, however, my most often selected medium of choice as I have a passion for experimentation.
I am deeply inspired by artists such as Tracey Emin and Louise Joséphine Bourgeois, however, I have found that many of my ideas come to me in dreams or other non-processed situations. This, I believe, shows the originality and rawness of my work.

Member Since

16th April 2012

Speciality

Other

Inspiration

World issues, feminism, inequalities

Interests

Conceptual art, rock-climbing, yoga

Bands

Death Cab for Cutie

Artists

Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Picasso

Galleries

Tate Modern

Work Experience

Waitressing

Last Active

Tuesday 04th February 2014

Home Town

Reading, England

Date of Birth

Saturday 26th March 1994

Gender

Female

 
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Conceptual Artwork - Portfolio

A collection of conceptual artwork by Amy Claire Bush