Dominic Wade

University of Sunderland, North East England :
BA (HONS) Fine Art

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Butterfly 1


Butterfly 2

Butterfly 3

Butterfly 4

Butterfly 5

Butterfly 6

Butterfly 7

Butterfly 8

Butterfly 9


Artists Statement

The computer has revolutionised the world of visual arts. These are all computer images, from which I have created paintings or kept them as computer images. I have used the face as my subject matter and how it can be changed or simplified.

In the 'Butterfly sequence' I have used the woman's face with a butterfly painted, which I gained from a magazine. The image in itself is rather beautiful and unusual and I believed I could use it and change it using computer software.

I then decided that the computer can be used to record all changes made to the image to create a sequence, and the butterfly was the most dominant feature on the images, therefore it became the subject of the images, the butterfly is isolated from the face, eventually flying within flowers. Eventually the images lend themselves to become abstracted.

The good thing about this kind of work process is that you find something new, something you think will work and follow that through and create loads of images. I have had to cut down the sequence so it can be shown on the site. But I would be happy to create a new sequence to fill a gallery space, especially if the sequence did not start or end but carry on in a full circle.

The 'Faces' image is again a computer image and is concerning the face again. This time how the face can be simplified into a series of shapes and lines. These images were created using 'PhotoShop' and a graphics tablet.

I start with a photograph and then simplify it, by drawing on a new layer above. I then save the simplified image. The images are put together with one image per layer. Again the process allowed me to go further and look at the negative shapes and also make the lines the same colour if I so wish to. I can do this with any face and probably the whole body. I can also create paintings from these images, and I have created a large canvas for my degree show using oil paints. The large painting was created from the 'Faces' computer image.

If you feel you would like some artwork done for you or your business, please let me know, id be happy to hear from you.

Thank You,

Dominic Wade

Dominic Wade

University of Sunderland, North East England : BA (HONS) Fine Art

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