Lara Drnovsek

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Graduated from London College of Communication with First class honours degree in BA Sound Arts & Design. Studied BA Fashion & Textile Design and formally educated in fine arts, illustration and sculpture. My work revolves around subconscious lucidity, dream-like imagery and fantastical nightmarish ideas that stem in meditative introspection and carry a emotional impact. I am heavily influenced by Surrealism in featuring elements that seem out of place and nonsensical. I enjoy narrative-forming art, whether it be suggestive, reliant on subjective association or the type that lends explicit conveyance of meaning. But sometimes, my motifs function more as face-value ornamentation. In that, I am interested in conceptual art, illustration, fashion design, video, sound, and literature. I want for my works to be telling, thought-provoking, lyrical and meaningful, though the meaning they might hold is obscure even to me. In drawing, I tend to feature intricately fine, organic lines that reflect influence of Albrecht Dürer, Gustave Doré and Alphonse Mucha. I usually use deep, rich colour tones typical of the Baroque period and along with sfumato technique, which I came to admire in artistry of Leonardo da Vinci. I enjoy the somewhat anatomical connotation some of my drawings may have along with a hallucinatory implication echoing from Salvador Dalí and Hieronymus Bosch. EXPERIENCE • sound designer on several audio-visual projects; • Nasty (short film), 2015 – foley artist • contributing writer for Mladina and All The Rage; • curated own research-based blog; • commissioned illustrator for All The Rage magazine (April 2016 print edition); • featured print designer at Mister Dress-Up Monthly Artists Showcase; • featured MiAL artist; • illustrator and designer at Cream of Teas; • prop maker for Alison Jackson; • illustrator at Ciciban. PUBLISHED WRITINGS • Review|10 Cloverfield Lane, All The Rage magazine, May 2016 • performed at Spoken Word in a Virtual Space, May 2016 • part of the deep listening workshop Suelo Fértil with Ximena Alarcon, April 2016 • Koraki v tujino (article), Mladina, no. 35, August, 2013 • Moji lubi Slovenci ... (short story), Slovenš?ina v šoli, no. 4, 2008 EXHIBITIONS, SHOWS & BROADCASTS • BA (Hons) Sound Arts & Design Degree Show 2016 (London) • RAW (London, 2016) • Multiplied (London, 2015) • Capsule (London, 2015) • The Flashing Light (radio play), Resonance FM, 2014 • Steps ... For Tomorrow (Celje, Slovenia, 2014) • We Meet In Front Of Škuc (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013) • TypoShirt (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013) • Philips Fashion Week – I Remember ... (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013) • Senior Art Students' Exhibition (Žalec, Slovenia, 2012) • Exhibition of Students' Artworks in Castle Podsreda (Slovenia, 2011) • Forever Young (Celje, Slovenia 2011) • Arspekta Art Show in Castle Sevnica (Slovenia, 2009) • 5th – 8th Art Exhibition of Students' Works (Grammar School – Art Department) (Celje, Slovenia, 2009 - 2013)

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sound Design
  • Collage
  • Mixed Media
  • Foley
  • Cartoon
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Pen Ink
  • Photoshop
  • Protools

Work history

Currently

Illustrator & Designer

The Cream of Teas

Feb 2015
  • Employed on a freelance basis.

Education

2016

BA(Hons) Sound Arts Design

University of the Arts, London

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Graduated with First class honours.

2013

BA Fashion Textile Design

Univerza V Ljubljani

Sep 2012 - May 2013
  • Completed first year and then re-enrolled in the UK.