Noah Brunt


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My practice examines the portrayal of characters in films, more specifically how emotion is represented in the facial expressions of the characters. I am particularly, interested in biographical films portraying serial killers, where intense sequences, distinguished by compelling facial expressions, are most effectively employed. My aim is to isolate and represent moments to suggest an entire narrative. I select snapshots from scenes, I then isolate the character and re-contextualise, through drawing. In the context of the art gallery the drawings prompt the viewer to find their own narrative in response to the isolated characters in the drawings. I use the traditional discipline of drawing, primarily pencil to portray the characters, graphite allows me to create emotions with precise detail and minimal distraction from the subject matter. Furthermore, the grey scale, fundamental to pencil, contributes to the intensified tension and dread, present in the scenes.