Frank Stella

Frank Stella is an abstract painter born in 1936. I am interested in his work which has inspired me to create a paper sculpture using screen prints for my individual piece for field.

The piece I am looking at is Shoubeegi (1978). It is part of the ‘Indian Bird’ series which Stella began when he stayed in Ahmedabad, he named the pieces of work after the birds found on the subcontinent.

The medium used in this piece of work are enamel, metal and glitter. Screen Shot 2017-03-18 at 20.23.49

I like the bright colours and curvy shapes and the way the work spills into the viewers space and grabs attention. The messiness of the work is what attracted me to the piece as it is cluttered yet controlled which I find interesting, it also reminds me of my own work. For my individual field piece I am going to attempt to create something like this, I will screen print the shapes and then add detail using acrylic paint. The grid in the background of Shoubeegi is a metal grid, something I might also use to assemble my work.

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Author: emiliasfineartblog

BA (Hons) Fine Art Student studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University

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