Artist/Photographer Darren Rogers is looking for members of the public to get involved in an artistic project that explores the idea of the portrait picture. The Hull artist is often to be found capturing the energy and essence of live music performance, as he photographs musicians at gigs across the city.
Coming of age during the Brit Pop collision with Brit Art, the young artist was caught in the youthful energy and freeing spirit of the 'anyone can do and be anything' ideology that pervaded the nineties.
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Seeing himself first as a draughtsman, the Hull and Sheffield Hallam University trained image maker has built up a diverse portfolio which includes drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphics and mixed media collage work.
Darren is looking for people who are interested in the nature of portraiture in all its many forms and variations. He would particularly like to hear from people who are willing to embark on something of a journey of discovery.
He talks about wanting a 'no boundaries' approach in order to create a two-way conversation between artist and subject.
This fluid dynamic will enable the participants to begin to see themselves as the artist/creator.
The participants will need to be open to ideas, prepared to be truthful and be able to ask questions about image and self, as they uncover and rediscover aspects of their life story.
To get involved, contact Darren Rogers below:
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 07930 635155 or
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Photos Courtesy Gavin Hewitt
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