Isaac Pollock

Statement

After completing my undergraduate degree at UWE and achieving a 1st class honors, I have acquired the artistic skills necessary to build my portfolio. Looking to the future, I plan to advance my skill set by continuing to paint every week in my new studio in my hometown in Ireland. I wish to build my portfolio before applying to master's courses in London for the next academic year. Choosing a poignant subject matter thus far, based on my experiences whist volunteering in refugee camps, has given my artwork a purpose and direction that I want to pursue in the following year.

Achievements & Experience

BA(Hons) Drawing and Print, First class, UWE Bristol, 2020

Contact

Personal Professional Website Personal professional email

Featured Projects:

K mal

Acrylic paint, oil pastel + Pallet Knife on Canvas

‘Untitled’ – Acrylic paint, oil pastel + Pallet Knife on Canvas

This piece has been built up to depict the confusion associated with loss of identity.

Bygone

‘Bygone’ Oil pastel, acrylic paint, texture paste and acrylic spray-paint on paper -The emotions conveyed within this piece reflect how memories of war affect a person.

Welcome Home Honey

‘Welcome Home Honey’ -Oil pastel, acrylic paint, texture paste and acrylic spray-paint on paper -As many husbands have been drafted into the wars, many of their wives are left in a vulnerable position. The colours used to reflect these issues, the bold black and red borders remind us of their past.

Uncertainty

Oil pastel, acrylic paint, texture paste and acrylic spray-paint on paper -A young boy, playful like any child, but with no playground. He stands at the entrance to Moria Refugee Camp. His visions of the future are now a thing of the past.

Uncle

‘Uncle’ -Oil pastel, acrylic paint, texture paste and acrylic spray-paint on paper This piece was inspired by the memory of a man I knew as ‘Uncle’. We met in the refugee camp. He told me about how he horrifically lost three of his toes whilst an extremist group tortured his wife.