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Mary N. Sarpong
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Biography
My work is mainly portraiture with a decorative influence. Drawings are generally spontaneous endeavours, referencing my stored bank of idiosyncratic characters from the everyday and peripheral personalities, to idolised effigies of the media.

Producing visuals is a constant recourse to experimentation where intuitive response and technical proficiency merge. Drawing is always first and foremost an exploratory device, where 2D surface is manipulated with expressive, continuous lines that explore the nuances and interpretations of identity. It is a way of stepping into someone else’s shoes and gaining some semblance of insight. Simple pen drawings are rendered in Photoshop and then layered with scanned collage material. Influences range from the attenuated forms of Modigliani and Schiele; Andy Warhol’s printing obsession with the media darlings; Brancusi’s sinuous sculpture; textiles, friends and films.

I am currently in my fourth year of architecture, but my drawing obsession requires another outlet. My ambition is for architecture and illustration to run parallel with one another as professional disciplines. For the time being, I hope to freelance for newspapers and magazines and exhibit at some point. An ideal scenario would be collaborating with an author or designer, whether in products or fashion in the vein of Julie Verhoeven and Liselotte Watkins. My aspirations for the art in itself are to develop current skills and explore other modes of illustration, including printmaking and etching which relates in some instances to rendered drawings for architectural designs. (My academic research interests touch on the overlap of design and art.)


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Mary N. Sarpong
London, Other England
United Kingdom
 

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Specializations
Caricatures
Character Design
Collage
Editorial
Fashion
Humorous
People
Portrait
Whimsical

Software
Adobe Photoshop
 
 
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Illustrator