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Student Showcase Archive

Roy Immanuel

MA work

MA work

  • Show-off

    Show-off, 2014
    Oil on fabric
    80 x 60cm

  • The Good News

    The Good News, 2014
    Oil on fabric
    80 x 60cm

  • Sing

    Sing, 2014
    Oil on fabric
    80 x 60cm

The Good News

An installation, including paintings on various textiles and sound pieces printed onto vinyl.



  • Portrait
  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Painting, 2014

  • Roy Immanuel’s work records time-based processes in painting, mixed media and sound, building installations out of images in series and site-specific sound pieces. The construction of both the audio and visual is approached in the same way, combining different elements or ideas in the same space, which then inform and subvert one another. These pieces explore audio and visual sampling and the use of feedback loops as a means of composition, where the results of past performance are reintroduced into the present. The language of painting, which by its own self-referential nature is already involved in a type of feedback loop, is used to build and take apart themes, forms and structures concurrently.

    Using audio and visual references, either personal or factual, and various mediums as a stage on which to play out a series of experiments, his work explores themes relating to community, time and place and how ideology functions. Art production through sublimation is considered in his work with both a sense of farce and also a sincere wonder.

  • Degrees

  • BA, Fine Art, University of Reading, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • Paint Like You Mean It, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh, 2014; Scratch It's Easy, Camden Gallery, London, 2013; PNTG NOV, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; That's Unfortunate, Hockney Gallery, London, 2013
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2013; Shortlisted, Paint Like You Mean It, 2014