COSMIC ESCAPE

Cosmic escape is an exploration into the relationship between isolation and space, and the merging of real and virtual spaces. The work uses augmented reality to transport the user to a digital realm.

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THE MODERN DAY SUBLIME

‘My piece is an A3 monochrome oil painting of a woman standing alone in front of a vast, barren landscape. The photograph was taken by James George Potter, a fellow collaborator. The ground beneath her is quite abstracted as the mixture of dry earth and puddles creates an almost seascape, depending on whichever way you look at it.

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NO MORE CHAOS

No More Chaos was born out of initial ideas involving representations of healing and emotional isolation. Toni and her group agreed on the idea that isolation can be a positive thing if viewed as an opportunity for growth and transformation.

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MAN WITH A GUITAR

Isha Patwa Music for healing ‘My final piece is titled ‘Man with a guitar’. The medium used is oil on canvas and the size of the canvas is 15 inch by 22 inches. While some say music is a therapy, some believe that music is the strongest form of magic, and this painting – ‘Man…

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SWIM

Swim is a short film that fuses poetry, film, photography and music to explore black grief and trauma along side personal experiences of isolation during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Meet The Artist: Abena Essah Bediako

Abena is an upcoming poet, musician and model from North London. She is excited to be taking part in the BBC Words First spoken word scheme and is a member of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Her work as a musician and writer explore personal themes of race, sexuality, religion, childhood and mental health.

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Meet The Artist: Toni Mo

Toni Mo is a London based self-taugh acrylic artist. She has an educational background in medical neuroscience and is currently working in the the field of mental health.

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Meet The Artist: James George Potter

James is a portrait photographer and filmmaker from Croydon, South London. With his father playing in bands throughout his childhood, the musicians James met growing up were the first inspirations for his photography.

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Meet the Artist: Isha Patwa

Isha is a painter based in Mumbai, India. She specializes in many different forms of art, from various oil painting techniques like knife and finger techniques to fluid art. Although her passion for art begun when she was very young, lockdown brought about Isha’s artistic entrepreneurship – along with pursuing a career in Finance – combining various art skills not only on canvases, but in life.

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Meet the Artist: Sal Moreno

Sal is a mixed media, sound and performance artist based in Chicago, US. He notes that his initial artistic abilities and commitment stems from music, as a drummer and percussionist. During his youth, taking part in extra-curricular musical organisations such as Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International developed his musical capabilities, and following college,…

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