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Kareen Brown, Chelsea College of Art Degree Show 2017

From 16th-24th June soon-to-be graduating BA Fine Art students are hosting a final year show at Chelsea College of Art, UAL.

For many, the work reflects each students developed work over-time, a 'final construction' of their artistic thoughts and ideas which have now become part of their practice. Mediums at the show range hugely and aesthetically one work was often a polar opposite to the next. Discussion around the work was encouraging and engaging with the work, people outlining immediate thoughts and feelings… whilst others felt compelled to unravel and 'discover' a work's meaning.

In one work by Kareen Brown, she explores the controlling stereotypes that have been forced upon black women. Talking of her work, she says "I am breaking the emotional barrier that social media has created". Walking around the exhibition, the space was almost used as a place to reflect on current socio-political issues.

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Flur Erichsen, Chelsea College of Art Degree Show 2017

However, other work was much more minimalistic, thus ambiguous and will leave you more to interpret, which I find exciting. An installation by Fleur Erichsen was an example of this, installing a range of black circular shapes which occupied the floor space in a corridor. Erichsen revealed his work to be centred around materials but is an example of a more minimalistic approach to the shows final pieces.

As well as work by fine art students, if you're visiting this week expect to see work by textile, graphic and spatial interior design students also. This exhibition is truly a celebration of all things creative, so embrace it and explore the spectrum of art for yourself before the 24th to get a glimpse of these incredible works.
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When: 16 - 24 June
Where: 16 John Islip St, Westminster, London SW1P 4JU, UK
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