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Maria Martin Carrasco
Everything falls apart
As part of my final piece for my MA I am exploring the psychological spaces and tensions that happen among romantic relationships where emotional abuse takes place.
The main challenge was to construct a series of images that would be suggestive of this tension and yet remain compelling to look at.
School of Communication
MA Visual Communication
Visual Communication: Experimental Communication
I make images. I create scenes charged with narrative, art directed to the most minute detail. Like a single film still that echoes the entirety of the plot, my images encapsulate the essence of a story. My background in creative design and branding has helped me to condense stories into these small, dense fragments. My practice springs from a desire to explore how much a single still can provoke and maintain questions in the minds of viewers, while fully engaging their visual senses.
The story is the key to image making.
A single image must contain the ability to summon its preamble and its conclusion.
The root of an image-idea, is an observation, which triggers a deeper thought.
The act of observing must be inquisitive.
Illustrate that which is invisible (the tensions and emotions within ourselves).
Visualise a symbolic reality where both the absurd and the familiar blend into each other.
The image must play with the existing pull between its artificiality and it's resemblance with reality.
That which is visually shocking seduces the audience.
An image appears simple, at first glance, yet always carries something sinister.
A good image derives from a certain control about the terms and contents, which shape it.
Colour and light
In an image – Actors are automats, models are props, objects are actors.
An image is its own universe.
The grooming of an image begins on set and finishes in postproduction.
Be in control. Play set designer, director and photographer.
- BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, 2012