My digital art takes inspiration from music and is produced on metal, metallic paper or perspex. The key elements of my art are the use of vibrant colour and augmented reality - which brings the artwork to life by showing the stages of its creation to a soundtrack of the music that inspired it.
Riko, born in 1993, is currently a student on MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martin's, UAL. Her artistic aim is to encourage people to become interested in the visual uniqueness of their bodies. As an artist, she considers the possibility of the arts as a vehicle for the progression of medicine and science. She works with a variety of media including embroidery, installation, sculpture, graphic design, drawing and so on to achieve this aim. In her submitted piece, she attempts to represent the beauty of muscle fibers with parallel lines and geometric pattern.
I was born in Tyrone, N.Ireland, studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster, Belfast and now live in London. My work is predominantly in the medium of pencil and acrylic. I see my work as an exploration of people. The subject matter of each piece determines the materials and the forms of the work I produce. Whilst my work is usually stripped of external reference, I aim to let the subject be the central focus. Capturing a circumstance, reaction, or identity whilst revealing an alternative impression of that person, my work aims to provoke intrigue. My style is a culmination of detailed line and angular shapes, revealing the abstract fabric of the subject.
My work is influenced by astronomy and the cosmos. The source imagery for my work includes the public image archives from NASA and ESA missions, and the more traditional method of first hand sketches from observers meetings. As well as an awestruck admiration of beauty, this subject matter serves as a point of personal scientific research, and it is at this amalgamation that my practise exists. My works encompass striking and familiar representations of space as well as the more abstract inscrutable realms.