Emily Uttley’s exploration of visual art
23cm x 30cm, watercolour on paper with ink, felt tip and oil paint.
59cm x 42cm, oil on canvas.
Image description: a graphic illustration in mainly greys and pale yellow, of a person slumped on a aquamarine sofa. Their legs in dark trousers splay out towards us. Are they asleep or just resting? They appear very relaxed and unself-conscious. Their eyes are closed and their head lolls to the right a bit, their arms are loosely resting on their leg and stomach. Above on the wall is a reproduction of a Matisse cut out nude figure. The original was blue; this version matches the yellow wall.
Image description: this image plays around with an Edward Hopper painting. The painting is reproduced in the top left section of the image, and takes up more than a quarter of the top left of the image. In it, a man in shirtsleeves and a waistcoat, at an angle but looking away from us, looks out of a large window onto a rooftop opposite and a distant large building. His view dominates the painting. This in turn is framed by a plain window which appears to have been cut out directly from the concrete walls of his building.
The rest of this image has 3 sections, each less than a quarter of the image. The two on the right hand side reduce the Hopper painting to yellow outlines. The bottom left section, below the Hopper reproduction, is a graphic representation of three upstairs windows and part of a roof, echoing and expanding the sliver of roof in the Hopper painting.
Image description: photograph of a Tokyo street taken from the middle of the road which is tarmaced in red with a white line down the middle. This might be a suburb as there are few people and hardly and traffic. Two women in the foreground walk away from us, on the road. One carries an umbrella against the sun. There are a couple of pavement cafes on the right pavement,otherwise the pavements are in shade.
Photograph and mixed media.
Image description: A photo of a corner cafe in Paris, taken from across the road. A blank-faced figure and a woman from an Edward Hopper painting appear indistinctly over the bottom of the image.