Monday, 09 November 2015
An exhibition of paintings by a University of Worcester Masters student goes on display this week.
Tania March, who lives in Malvern, graduated from the University with a First Class Honours in Fine Art in 2014 and is now studying for a Masters in Creative Digital Media.
An exhibition of her paintings will be displayed in the Cotswold Gallery at the University’s St John’s Campus from Monday, November 9th to Friday, November 20th. It is free to attend.
David James, Course Leader for the Masters programme, said: “As a painter on what is termed a digital media Masters course, Tania represents the breadth of specialisms to be found in the participants on the programme. Her fellow students this year offer skills such as photography, video production, game art design, graphic design and illustration. This makes for a rich and stimulating cross fertilisation of ideas that provides a really exciting learning experience.”
Forty-one-year-old Tania was the recipient of two awards at the end of her undergraduate degree: the Windsor and Newton Painting Prize and the Elmley Foundation Fine Art Award. She said she decided to undertake the Masters because she wanted to explore her painting practice further as well as other disciplines in which she could develop her concepts.
“My practice involves a dialogue with historic painterly traditions and this is a process in which I believe very strongly because the emotional and metaphysical attributes of figurative painting are as valid today as they always have been,” she said. “This is brought sharply into focus by the interrogations of post structuralist theory. By interpreting the image in paint, I dissect its identity and reassemble it as a construct in which I question the boundary between reality and illusion.”