Ed Liddle

Ed Liddle, University of Brighton Faculty of Arts

Fine Art Painting BA(Hons)

What work are you exhibiting in the Graduate Show 2012 - Up and Beyond?

Through the paintings that I make I have a desire to transform mundane imagery such as stairs, legs and arms, into motifs. I am interested in what happens when these images are combined, fragmented, and placed next to brute elements of paint and colour, in order to create a discord for the viewer. When the paintings themselves are combined and presented to the audience altered, I am interested in how paintings are viewed and subsequently how we might think paintings in galleries function today.

My background

Originally from Tunbridge Wells I studied a Foundation Course in Art and Design at Maidstone University for the Creative Arts before applying to Brighton.

I really enjoyed the small college feel that Grand Parade has to offer, and the reputation.

With the help of the tutors and the space and time spent in the studios, I have been able to critically develop my creative practice: something that in my opinion I wouldn’t have been able to do at many other universities.

I received regular support from tutors and was able to take advantage of the studios and workshops to aid in the making of my work.

What would you say to anyone considering this course?
Come and see the University for yourself, come and walk around the studios and ask us all questions, that way you’ll know whether its for you or not. I’d also add, studying at Brighton has offered me the opportunity to explore and expand my ideas not only about art but broader issues and I’ve met some great people along the way.
After graduation:

I will be managing a Bhajia and Pakora Stall based in Lewes, which will enable me to get a studio and continue my practice.

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