Hiremech were thrilled to sponsor the recent art exhibition by students of Havering College who presented their artwork on the topic of ‘Intersubjectivity’. This term is mainly used in studies such as philosophy, psychology, sociology and anthropology as a representation of the psychological relationship between people. In the exhibition, the artists used this definition to look at various factors that affect different parts of our culture in modern society. They have done this by exploring the techniques and mediums used to create the work, as well as the way they it is exhibited.

Amongst the many art students who exhibited their work were Amy Malone whose piece asked the question ‘does distortion in Photorealism mean that it can no longer be deemed as realism?’ She used a variation of techniques to create an interference with an image, naturally and digitally. The drawings created were a larger scale than life size, which is used to further the investigation into what is seen as ‘realism.’

Anna Slater’s work concerns woman, exploring subjects such as motherhood, relationships, identity, femininity, culture, perception and equality. She works mainly in the area of printmaking, ceramics and painting. She particularly likes the physical act of making, consequently using traditional methods.

Conor Wilkins’ was influenced by Dutch Vanitas paintings and contemporary tattoo culture, he aimed to mix past and present to create something exciting and new. Focusing on the human figure and the modification, which each subject has made to their body.

Danielle Griffiths’ practice is based around the female body, from the social expectations to the reality of our imperfect selves, with every flaw on show. By using herself and other powerful everyday women, she hoped to empower all women to be happy with their own bodies.

Eve Jenkins used her exploration of psychology, to tap into subconscious states of mind; as well as dig up her own memories that are twisted, distorted and stretch far into the distance of an emotionally scarred timeline. She brought internal chaos into existence.

John Lacy-Smith continued to create artwork that is based on the rivalry between Mods and Rockers. The first riot started on Brighton beach in 1964. He produced a series of paintings and sculptures including backed up model cut outs depicting the style of clothes and the music at that time.

Of the event Hiremech said, ‘we were so proud to support such a fantastic exhibition which looks at such an interesting topic and it was an honour for us to be in the company of so many talented artists who we are certain will go on to do great things.

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