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Bela Siptak
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AP Drawing
Legacy Educational Excellence High School|
San Antonio, Texas
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Dimensions: 36”x 19”|Material(s): Oil pastels, Colored pencil.|Process(es): Oil pastels used to create large strokes of color, with an overlay of colored pencil to create texture.|Curatorial Note: The figure drawing conveys a feeling of emotion and transparency. The red and green complementary color palette and symmetrical balance enhance a sense of stillness and calmness.

Student statement

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Art creation is highly emotional and an opportunity to express the human experience in ways different from language. Visual art can affect human emotions, and I aim to explore this as profoundly as possible. Using dynamic figures, I examine the ideas of connection and the importance of human interaction. I have always been so interested in the function of art throughout human history and how important it is for us to have an outlet of creation to stand by. I utilize these elements of ancient art in my work to pay homage to the naturality within our eyes. Mark-making throughout my work is rarely placed to be erased; I use freehanding to my advantage and learn the natural ways that our minds see line and shape. Working with various mediums, I allow myself to explore the function of drawing through many means. I intend to further my studies through my work on the human condition and what art means to us.
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In this sustained investigation, I explore relationships and the complexity of the human experience. Using complex and dynamic figures gives fragility and vulnerability to how we experience emotion.
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Sustained lnvestigation
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Bela Siptak