graduate fine arts


Our Love Story dir. Hyunju Lee (2016)

Yoon-ju is a graduate student of fine arts is drawn to Ji-soo, another woman she meets. After their initial encounter, Yoon-ju once again runs into Ji-soo at a convenience store, and the two eventually start dating. Never having enjoyed dating men, Yoon-ju finds Ji-soo fascinating and becomes completely infatuated with her.

Young Gods (Part 1/?)

Originally posted by sexiest-henry-cavill

Henry Cavill x reader (fem)

Summary: Reader has just moved into London and meets Henry at a coffee shop while petting his dog.

You were never satisfied with the lifestyle of your country, so after studying Fine Arts for four years you decided to move into London. Your best friend, also a Fine Arts graduate, joined you. Beeing an artist in (Y/C) wasn’t easy or in any other country, but you decided to test you luck in London. 

You had moved into Stoke Newigton with your best friend as your roomate, only three months ago.  You worked as a part-time waitress since then and taken several projects, many of which included painting walls of coffeshops and selling prints. You were hoping to be an illustator someday, maybe you would illustrate your own book. 

You were now heading to a coffeshop that you had visited several times the previous month when you were painting its walls. It was surprisingly a sunny day in July. Wearing a black romper with  frill off shoulder sleeves and straps, you had half of your long (Y/H/C) hair hidden under a black cowboy-like hat and your (Y/E/C) eyes protected from the sun behind round violet sunglasses. 

You entered the coffee shop, took off your sunglasses and ordered. The wall on the right was decorated with a portait of a woman with the sea in her hair. While waiting, you suddenly felt something big and hairy against your leg.  You turn to look and saw the most adorable dog brushing his head against your skin and looking at you with big blue eyes. You kneeled on the floor to pet him.

“Hi, big guy! And you would be…” 

“Kal. Sorry about him… He seems to like you though.” a sexy and kind of familiar voice answered next to you.

“You don’t have to apologise. He is not bothering me. Kal? Like Kal-El?” you said and turned to look at him only to realise that it was Kal-El himself smiling at you. You stood up smiling too. “Yup! Definately Kal-El…” 

Keep your cool, girl…. Keep your cool

“I am Henry!” he said and extended his hand and you gladly traded grips with him.

“Yeah! I am well aware of who you are… I am (Y/N)” 

“Miss your coffee is ready” the waiter called from behind. 

“Thank you!” you said and took it heading towards the exit. “It was nice meeting you, Henry! And you, of course, Kal!” 

“Hey! Wait! I didn’t really got the chance to speak with you.  Will you do me the honor of drinking your coffee here with me?”

“I would love to but I am afraid I have to go to work. Another one of these waits for me to go and finish it” you said pointing to the wall you had painted.

“First of all this is amazing.”

“Thank you!”

“Secondly since you have to go to work now what about a date tommorow?”

“Like I could possibly say no.”  you said smirking and he laughed.

“Perfect! Can you please fix my phone then? It seems it doesn’t have your number in it.” 

“Okay cheeseball! Give it to me!”

“Oh someone is eager!” he said with a smirk and gave you his phone.

“You perv! I am seriously considering stealing your phone right now.” you said jokingly and put your name and number in his phone.

“You think you could take me down?”

“Absolutely” you said and while smirking, you put your sunglasses on and exited the coffeshop looking one last time behind smiling.

Well that went well…


My Graduation post!!! After 5 years in the Graphic Design program at USC I finally have made it out with my BFA in Graphic Design!!  I’m so glad my family and friends were there to share this momentous timein my life with me!! Now onto bigger and better things!!! (BLACK EXCELLENCE)

Tibebe Terffa (Ethiopian, born 1948)
Untitled, 2016

Tibebe Terffa is one of Ethiopia’s most prominent living artists. His philosophical approach to painting combines expressions of his everyday environment with traditional and contemporary cultural references to create open symbolic works.
Terffa studied Painting at the Addis Ababa School of Fine Art, graduating in 1973. He has been a full time studio artist working from his home in Addis Ababa since 1984.

He has had numerous solo and selected group exhibitions in Ethiopia, the USA, Spain, Germany and Canada, where he has also taken three artist residencies.


Falling in love in wartime Iraq (A Real Life Love Story)

US Army interpreter Nayyef Hrebid and Iraqi soldier Btoo Allami fell in love at the height of the Iraq War. It was the start of a dangerous 12-year struggle to live together as a couple.

In 2003, Nayyef Hrebid found himself in the midst of the Iraq war. The fine art graduate had signed up to be a translator for the US Army after he couldn’t find a job.

“I was based in Ramadi, which was the worst place at that time. We would go out on patrols and people would be killed by IEDs [roadside bombs] and snipers. I was asking myself: ‘Why am I here? Why am I doing this?’”

However, a chance encounter with a soldier in the Iraqi army changed everything.

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June 26, 2017


by Alexandria Lee

Paint This Desert reports that the small building at 8th and Fremont Streets in Downtown Las Vegas, that looks like a gas station from a time long past, was actually part of a car lot, before a stint as a car wash. Ending its commercial life as a Mexican food joint—Burrito Factory—Alexandria Lee gave it some new energy with her 2014 art installation. A fine arts graduate of UNLV Lee splits her time between Nevada and Southern California, working as both artist and actress. In addition to painting Consciousness all the way around this small structure Lee collaborated with Christopher Kachurak who added sculptural elements and a lighting installation inside and in places around the exterior.  @alexandrialee22  @drawcreateinspire​  


Chen Yanning (1945- ) - 1994 Water Lilies (Christie’s Hong Kong, 2010) by Milton Sonn

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<br />Oil on canvas;    120 x 163 cm.

Chen Yan Ning was born in Guangzhou in China. He studied at Guangdong Academy of Fine Art, graduating in 1965. He rapidly became one of China’s leading artists. Reproductions of his paintings showing Chairman Mao leading the people were displayed throughout the country. In 1986 the artist moved to the United States of America and became an American citizen. He now paints portraits to commission, his sitters include the Nobel Peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Polish art of World War I

1st row, left: Edward Rydz-Śmigły, “A fallen soldier”
1st row, right: Zygmunt Rozwadowski, “Uhlan and horse”
2nd row, left: Stanisław Janowski, “A self-portrait in the trenches”
2nd row, right: Edward Rydz-Śmigły, “A portrait of Józef Piłsudski (commander of the First Brigade)”
3rd row, left: Leopold Gottlieb, “Władysław Zygmunt Belina-Prażmowski (rittmeister of the Polish Legions) ”
3rd row, right: Leopold Gottlieb, “Michał Żymierski (major of the Polish Legions)”
4th row, left: Wincenty Wodzinowski, “Lieutenant Zygmunt Rolecki“
4th row, right: Karol Zyndram Maszkowski, “Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszewski (cavalry lieutenant of the Polish Legions)”
5th row, left: Wilhelm Wilk-Wyrwiński, “A soldier of the Polish Legions”
5th row, right: Karol Zyndram Maszkowski, “A portrait of Wilhelm Wilk-Wyrwiński (2nd lieutenant of the Polish Legions)”

89 students and graduates of Academies of Fine Arts were soldiers of the Polish Legions during World War I – many of them at some point in their military careers became colonels, majors or even generals.

Thomas likes to invite James over to swim (just so Thomas can show off), but the water is always too cold for poor lil JMads. Thomas splashes him anyway. What a jerk.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I love your art and want to know how you made it into the industry? Do you have any tips for aspiring artists? (i saw that you're a bg painter in you info that's why i ask)

Hi anon! 

I got in with an extra helping of luck and timing, haha. Shortly after graduating w/a fine arts degree I was halfway ready on going back to school to study animation, since I didn’t have any solid education foundations on that front. There was an animation fair happening in the city so I decided to go to attend workshops and see if I could get any critiques on my stuff to improve. I had my portfolio on hand and showed it to a couple of studios tabling there that day, which led to a number of interviews and tests, and it’s led me to where I am now. I always think back to the fair, and if I hadn’t attended then I’d be in school right now studying to get into where I currently am. A loooot of self-doubt and nerves going on in my mind at the time! It still freaks me out sometimes, and there’s still a lot that I’m playing catch-up to but I’m really content with where I am now and am working on stronger future portfolios. 

Everyone’s path of getting their foot in the industry is different, and mine happened to be a sort of roundabout way. It proves that you don’t have to have studied animation to get your foot in but if you are a student looking into post-secondary education I do recommend you to get into an animation program if you can! 

As far as tips for aspiring artists, I don’t think there’s much I can say that hasn’t been said before- continually practice and improve, research artists, do studies, the whole shebang. Good luck anon! 


Art Writer’s Wednesday 29 - Artist on Tumblr

Loïc Arnaud | on Tumblr (France)

Loïc Arnaud is a French visual artist based in Dijon. After graduating from Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Toulouse in 1997, he has worked as art carpenter for 10 years. He resumed his artistic production in 2009 and started an epic tale of the history of the 20th century that mixes with the mythological references and his personal history. It attempts to present the journey of a man through his day.

After a first solo exhibition at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art Reunion in 2012, Loïc joined Tumblr to expose his work on the platform. Artist set with us to share his personal story and his creative process.

Artchipel : After graduating from Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Toulouse, you have been a carpenter for ten years before returning to the artistic practice. What is your story? Tell us about your practice and your creative universe.

Loïc Arnaud : Friedrich Nietzsche said that one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. No doubt he was right, but I would add that it also takes time, experience and maturity to turn this chaos constellation.

Two years after my graduation from the Fine Arts school, and thanks to my encounter with Jannis Kounellis and Allan Kaprow but also my readings of Joseph Beuys’ writing, I choose to postpone my artistic production. I realized that I didn’t have the tool to manage my inner chaos and to penetrate the world beats. As Goldmund from Hermann Hesse1’s novel, I had to leave the culture citadel to immerse myself and discover the world. It was not an easy choice, but it is a choice that has been saving. I was locked in an ideal, a vision of the world that is too intellectual, cold and frozen and that leads only to a passive death.

So I went to learn how to cut wood to build houses. For 10 years, I’ve dreamed of painting a thousand times, but I knew that it’s only a matter of time.

I ended my art carpentry business in early July 2008 and started to establish myself on the island of Reunion, where I retook the artistic production. There, I first re-entered slowly the world where I had left. It was like walking across a forest where myths and legends, phobias and fear overwhelm you. The experience gained by the practice has proved very useful. When you build a house, you can’t find the refuge in the world of words, we must deal with the reality of elements and all your talents should be turned to one goal: the realization of the project.

Today, I no longer produce the same voltage with that of the emergence of necessities. I can speak well of the works I produce but they do not arise for many of my words.

If I haven’t learned how to evolve in contemporary art field while during the last decade, I have learned many other things that seem more essential: the patience and the lack of need.

(to be continued)


on the way back, emulsion, oil and carbon on paper, 10.6’’x14.2’’ (2011)
on the paths of Bethlehem, emulsion, oil and carbon on paper
interview with Artchipel originally conducted in French

© All images courtesy of the artist

[more Loïc Arnaud]

I was born in Scotland , now living in the South of England . I am a graduate in Fine Art of St Martin’s Art School , London.

I use a small Fuji bridge camera for spontaneous work and macrophotography , and a Nikon D3330 for everything else. I edit most of my work , and also make collage and montage pieces.I work mainly in monochrome - black and white and sepia , and work across a range of genre : landscape , still life , interiors , animals , macrophotography and photomontage. I also make tea- toned gelatin silver prints.

My work is influenced by 19th century photographers such as Eugene Atget , and twentieth century Americans such as Stieglitz , Coburn , Cunningham ,Weston and White . I also look at Bill Brandt .I have a strong interest in Japanese aesthetics .The contemporary photographer who inspires me is Masao Yamamoto .I am also influenced by drawing , sculpture , printmaking and calligraphy.

My photographs have a strong feeling for the physical world of nature - stones , the sea , forests , leaves , clouds .appear regularly in my work. I also shoot very small objects : shells , fossils , and pebbles

Recently I have made a set of photographs about a traditional Japanese garden , entitled “ Kyoto Garden ” - this series is near completion , comprising 50 shots. I have endeavoured to bring these photographs as near to the look of Japanese prints as I can.

Photography preserves moments , events and objects against the flux of time - this makes it a unique art form.