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Oxford Brookes University

By: Dar Al Naim Mubarak

Fine Art (BA Hons) 'The course enables students to develop and produce challenging contemporary artworks that often emphasise audience and context, and investigate the role of the artist in the 21st century'.

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Dar Al Naim Mubarak Carmona, 'at the workshop', Feb 2012. Photograph by Albert Sackey

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Dar Al Naim Mubarak Carmona, 'at the workshop', Feb 2012. Photograph by Albert Sackey

# 4 [29 February 2012]

In preparation for our Degree Show, I have been planning my biggest painting yet.It is not the likes of Picasso’s Guernica or the unbelievable scale of David Hockney's new work (exhibited at the Royal Academy at this very moment).But it will be an 8ft by 8ft painting, four times bigger than what I’ve been working on lately. It will require a quadruple amount of time, four times more paint, and four times the amount of detail. As the scale gets bigger the detail also expands in quantity. I think that in order for the detail in the work to be significant, it will need a huge variation of scale, a balance between both extremes of the gigantic and the miniature.

 

Working in the workshop was great fun. I haven’t been in there in a while and missed the smell of the wood and the heavy mass of the tools. 

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thank you! I have been investigating the significance of detail in both art and science and the importance of such in the exploration and understanding of the world that surrounds us. Concentrating on molecular, cellular and all which is within the natural micro scale of things. Nature and that which is natural, follows a mathematical system of multiples, because nothing stands alone, everything is everything and nothing is singular. I have been greatly influenced by Mandelbrotís fractals and the existence of Fibonacci numbers in nature. I want a very ordered image, but I want it to come about by chance. Get me? :)

posted on 2012-03-03 by Dar Al Naim Mubarak

A wonderful way of placing your work within process, to expand in scale yet to concentrate more, its almost mathematical - is that deliberate?

posted on 2012-03-02 by Richard Taylor

Dar Al Naim Mubarak Carmona, 'Impulse', Mixed Media, Feb 2012.

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Dar Al Naim Mubarak Carmona, 'Impulse', Mixed Media, Feb 2012.

# 3 [21 February 2012]

There isn’t a system.

 

There is an eclectic crash of influences.

 

I find it hard to explain. When I’m there it is clear and I have no time to question it!. When I question it, it feels like when you are having the most amazing dream and you are waken up, then it is awfully difficult to get back to that dream no matter how hard you try to sleep back into it. How much you try to remember it. You will sleep again. But you will not be there anymore.

 

So I stopped questioning my automatic process and started questioning the outcome. Try and remember the traces. The path that I followed from beginning to end. Look at the multitude of marks and pick the odd ones out. Some of the marks are violent, some fragile, some impulsive, some have been covered up and sacrificed for the greater good. As I apply paint to board, I feel like the colors are alive, like they look at me and give me clues, clues of which other color they want to be with. 

 

It takes me about three days to finish a piece. It takes me just as long to imagine, to fully observe and remember the routs that I took and choices that I made.

 

 

Dar Al Naim Mubarak Carmona, 'Untitled II', Mixed Media, Feb 2012.

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Dar Al Naim Mubarak Carmona, 'Untitled II', Mixed Media, Feb 2012.

# 2 [20 February 2012]


The body becomes a machine, that links the self to the outer-other-self. It turns my human into the Artist, this Artist has no genre I’m neither woman nor man, no race of specific individual value, not black and not white. This artist belongs in the geographical aspect of the painting. The painting is the world that evolved, the world that failed and got back up. 

Dar Al Naim Mubarak Carmona, 'Untitled I', Mixed Media, Feb 2012.

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Dar Al Naim Mubarak Carmona, 'Untitled I', Mixed Media, Feb 2012.

# 1 [20 February 2012]

 

Painting

 

It will be right to say that I’m going round in circles, round and round. I get consumed by an intense sense of belonging. Continuity in ; colour, pattern and form. It is a continuous flow that allows faults, as it is necessary to be free from aesthetical barriers of perfection, for the piece evolves through a matter of time. 

 

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Dar Al Naim Mubarak

I have been investigating the significance of detail in both art and science and the importance of such in the exploration and understanding of the world that surrounds us. The research and physical outcomes undertaken are the reflection of a study of the world around us, through its detail, often ignored and lost in common human simplicity and generalization of vision.