My work explores interior and exterior spaces. I use observations from life and moods to build this. I feel my paintings carry a sense of ecstasy to them. They reflect something subdued but also raw and expressive. I hope to create work that possesses some of life's vitality within it.
My biggest achievement whilst studying at Brighton was the opportunity to take part in a study exchange to Seoul National University in South Korea, which was exciting and an honour really; plus great fun - I met so many nice people! I learnt a lot about modern life and traditional Korean culture. I had the opportunity to practice calligraphy and oriental painting. We also saw lots of rare and contemporary Korean artwork in the museums and galleries of Seoul that we wouldn't have seen anywhere else.
As a student in Brighton I've most enjoyed the supportive studio environment - it's really brought the best out of me and my work. I've also really enjoyed being in such a nice city: the night-life; atmosphere and making new friends here. It’s small and friendly so everything seems approachable and it’s not that hard to keep up with friends and in touch with what goes on in the city and the uni.
In the future I hope to travel and carry on making creative work and keep sharing it in shows and publications. I’d like to support my practice with some work in the community, too.
Rebecca Adeyeye, 2011
After taking a gap year to travel and think about what I wanted to study I recieved a place on CFAP. After deciding that I wanted to focus more on painting I switched course, which personally was great for me to develop.
Yes, I had hoped to go to uni.
The University of Brighton's College of Arts and Humanities has a great reputation and it’s in a great city: vibrant, laid back.
Yes. I enjoyed it and the environment really pushed my practice.
It's hard work, but you’ll definitely gain a lot and have an experience you’ll remember.
Come into the studio in the morning, catch up with my course mates, settle down with a 'cuppa' and plan the day's self-directed studio work. You may have a scheduled tutorial with one of the tutors or seminar that day; pop down to the quad to eat your lunch or out across to the Laines - good for a quick break or to stock up on materials; go down to the library for some visual research.
Trying to balance a good work ethic with part-time paid work; seeing friends and having down time, especially in the final year.