Ruaidhri nathaniel Cromwell
My art practice revolves around both modern digital media and traditional styles of drawing and painting. In examining the critical divide between the digital and traditional, my work attempts to utilise both styles and merge them together in an attempt to put digital painting in the gallery space, while maintaining ties to the established and acceptable medium of traditional predecessors. The content of the piece examines personal experiences and feelings about relationships and emotions. The use of the figure, macabre, and ‘fantasy’ elements create an air of vagueness around the symbolism within the piece, and provide my work with a provocative atmosphere in order to enhance the dramatic effect of the painting and impact on the viewer.