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Wade Stephens
(40 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Wolverhampton)
University of Wolverhampton

Having just completed my degree with honours I hope to go on and complete my MA in the upcomig year. My work is based around the painted portrait, and its re-development in current contemporary practise. My methodology is simple; to convey the sitters character and soul with no external gestures or semiotics.
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The Artwork that I would like to produce in the upcoming year will focus on the painted portrait of mentally ill patients. I believe that this is truly the next step for my practice as it will test my standpoint that the painted portrait DOES convey the sitters soul without the aid of gesture. Ive chosen mentally ill patients for this very reason. Mental illness does not always show on the physical side of a patient i.e we dont readily recognise sufferers. Therefore to challenge the validity of my own methodology I believe that this is the greatest test, can I bring the inner ill health of the sitter to the viewer through paint? Thank you.
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