Graduates 2022: Valerie Savchits: MA Fine Art

I enjoyed having conversations with my tutors. Individual Essay and Mentoring Module tutorials helped me to deepen my interest in the chosen subjects.

Please tell us a bit about your work and your influences

My body of work primarily consists of mixed media paintings as well as readymade installations and sculptures made of a vast array of materials, including but not limited to clay, raw minerals and metal.

The inspiration for my work comes from different mythologies, cosmic symbolism, manga and anime, gothic aesthetics and even video games that play an important role in forming my visual language. The shapes and the colour palette found in surrounding landscapes and architecture influenced my style and manner both in sculpture and painting.

How have you found your course and time at Brighton?

My time at the university has exceeded my expectations. Although I missed out on some opportunities due to lockdown, I decided to apply for the Student Support Fund that covered a metal fabrication course at the London Sculpture Workshop, which helped me make up for lost time in the workshops and helped me to expand my experiences that stay with me for a lifetime.

I also enjoyed having conversations with my tutors. Individual Essay and Mentoring Module tutorials helped me to deepen my interest in the chosen subjects.

 

How did you choose your course – why did you choose to study Fine Art?

I did my BA in Visual Arts and, as a multidisciplinary artist (but having painting as my primary medium), I chose to continue my studies on MA Fine Art, where I carried on not just painting, but also experimenting with sculpture, installation and more.

 

What are your plans after graduation? 

I’ll continue my research on the themes I’ve been exploring during my MA, as well as developing my artistic practice. I also have plans to produce a small series of metal sculptures which would also help me to improve some skills like fabrication, assembling and installing metal work.

Follow Valerie on Instagram @valerie.savchits and my

Website www.valeriesavchits.com

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