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Name: Prem-Sagar Tank
School: Merchant Taylors School
Year: Year 13
Inspiration: To me, anything original and inspired is a definition of art. My inspiration comes from the desire and drive to produce unique images, exploring a diversity of topics from portraiture to landscapes, from tribal art to space. I have always had the yearning to try something new, so for my last few A-level projects I have done just that, making the most of the resources and time on offer. Thomas Edison’s quotation, “99% inspiration, 1% perspiration” is something I have encountered several times; in the course of a drawing, an idea would hit me and on most occasions I would chase that vision to the best of my ability.
Description: I purposefully left this painting with ambiguity surrounding it, as it could have a number of meanings and I always like to see how people interpret my art; after all art seen through different eyes can be translated differently. The lone man in the foreground stares out of his dark, grimy confinement, filled with misery and solitude. He looks into a long, tunnelling corridor with a series of archways, shrinking to a door with light shining through it – perhaps a distant hope. The daunting corridor contains two rather indistinct figures, one seated closer to the window, and one standing in the distance. One aspect which I am particularly pleased with is the lighting on the window itself, bright colours that to me suggest optimism beyond the shadows, despite the discouraging colours of the corridor; however the character in the foreground, consumed by the dark, is unable to escape.
Medium: Oil Paint
Width: 1682mm Height: 1189mm
Keywords: Isolation, Emotion, Ambiguous, Solitude, Hope, Darkness