A: What is your name, course, and what is your project for the Show?
Jesse Rendles. I have BA (Hons) of Fine Art. I’m currently working on a massive interactive soft sculpture project.
A: Can you tell me about the different sorts of media you work with? What drew you to this strategy in the first place?
JR: I don’t work with a specific medium, but all of my work is based on soft sculpture. Plush velvet fabric, cotton fabric, tights, synthetic filling, and yarn are some of the materials I’ve previously worked with. I am drawn to soft materials because they provide me with comfort. I select materials that are both visually and physically appealing.
A: What are the key themes that your work explores?
JR: The major concepts I’m interested in are the human-object relationship. I’m fascinated by the various ways in which certain objects can influence our well-being and modify our moods. I began my career by creating little handheld sensory objects, but quickly realized that in order to make my works more visually appealing, I needed to substantially increase their size – converting them into full-body sensory toys. I sought comfort in many objects about my house during these frightening Covid times: old cuddly toys, soft pillows, and fluffy blankets. This inspired me to create soft sculptures and interactive art at first.
A: Where do you get your ideas? What inspires you to make things?
JR: Sensory play therapy has been my main source of inspiration. This has aided me in making important judgments concerning colors, materials, and shapes. I’ve been learning about color theory and color harmony in order to select the best fabric choices for my sculptures. I select colors that are diametrically opposed on the color wheel. I’m looking for eye-catching palettes that aren’t too dominating in their combinations. It’s critical to me that they complement one another.
A: What do you want people to take away from your work?
JR: I want my audience to enjoy themselves while viewing my work. I want it to be handled, because interaction is a big part of my practice, I’m going to encourage it. Yes, I agree it is attractive, but it is not solely for aesthetic purposes. While some audiences may be put off by the idea of participatory art – it isn’t the “typical” in today’s galleries – I will make sure that my audience is at ease with the idea of defying gallery rules and taboos.
A: What are your plans for the future?
JR: Right now, my long-term goals are to participate in as many chances as possible (mostly online at the moment). Physical plans are quite difficult to put together during these trying times. However, this time provides a perfect opportunity for me to come up with new and intriguing sculpting ideas to implement when things return to normal.
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A: What may viewers expect from the 2021 Degree Show at Leeds Arts University?
JR: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Leeds Arts University’s 2021 Degree Show will be held online this year. This does not imply that the show will be any less spectacular than if it were performed live. Any internet platform, of course, has advantages and disadvantages. One of the biggest advantages is that our internet event will be able to reach a much larger audience than it could in person. The degree show provides a tremendous platform for us to communicate our thoughts because each Fine Art student’s work is as distinctive as the next.