As an explorative component of the second year architectural design studio, conducted in the first semester of 2008 in the School of Design, Queensland University of Technology, students explored the formal and compositional character of important architectural buildings drawn from the cannon of twentieth-century Architecture. Students interrogated these exemplars seeking meaning and truth within the expression, techniques, tactics, and identity of the work, and the architect whom fashioned them. Students were introduced to Stencil Art as a representational technique through which to compliment conventional means of representation and expression already at their disposal, i.e. plan, section, and elevation. Students immersed themselves in the stencil art medium, hapticly engaging with sticky and viscous nature of various kinds of spray paints mediums, whilst also exploring the compositional effects of the crafted cut-out stencil masks used to sequentially build up layers of pictorial richness in their artworks. These stencil masks therefore became expressive devices in their own right, each with their own successive layer of diagramatic expression, unique spatiality, and representational character. Through this process the resulting stencil artworks attempt to expose the formal motifs, shapes, silhouettes, and iconography inherent within the rich tapestry of exemplary architectural projects under investigation through this Stencil Art project.
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|Additional Information:||Exhibition held in the QUT Art Museum: Tom Heath Gallery from 23/09/08 - 26/10/08|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Design
|Deposited On:||26 May 2009 08:59|
|Last Modified:||21 Feb 2013 10:39|
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