Best of Degree Show: Maria Cesa

Maria Cesa

Over the years, Maria Cesa has focused on exploring the theme of portraiture within a contemporary context.

Throughout her time at The Glasgow School of Art, Cesa’s body of work was made up of mostly acrylic and oil; however during her final year at GSA she began to move towards collage in order to abstract her pieces further. Using personal photographs as a source, Cesa experiments with both painting directly from an image or a collage, created using a selection of images.

Cesa has learned that rather than re-creating portraits to exact detail, she should also aim to capture the essence.  When materials react and come together in unexpected ways, Maria Cesa finds her work takes on a new direction, leading to new discoveries.

In the past four years Cesa feels she has grown as a painter.  Learning new skills and experimenting with various techniques, she has grown in confidence.  She hopes to continue developing these skills in the future.

Published by Six Foot Gallery

Six Foot Gallery is a volunteer-run alternative art and design space, supporting emerging creative practitioners.

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