Art and Design | Art Practice | Painting | Printmaking
Shielf Your Eyes is made from watercolor over aquatint.
As an artist and an art historical scholar, I constantly struggle with how these endeavors overlap and influence each other. My work as a painter-printmaker seeks to use the expressionist figure to express my persistent anxiety as well as comment on shared human experiences; yet as a scholar, my interests lie in the decorative and graphic arts. My current work came with a desire to reconcile and combine the two seemingly divergent interests through a fusion of images and diverse techniques to give them form. Upon the culmination of this series, I have reached a place where i have realized that these two spheres of myself do not - and never have - dwelt in vacuums and, as such, I am constantly thinking and working as both a scholar and artist.
Adoff, Julian, "Shield Your Eyes (Piece 2)" (2016). 2016 Student Thesis Exhibition. Image. Submission 25.