Arielle Ramey attends Valdosta State University and will be receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Art. Ramey is most focused on painting and uses acrylics and watercolor to portray themes of femininity, body positivity, and identity. Through her attraction to using color and exaggerating the form, Ramey both shares her own discussions of her own body while addressing universal concerns of all women. In addition to traditional painting, Arielle has a love for cartoons and character design and sees digital media as her career. Lastly, she entered two works in an art competition in January 2021 in Colors of Humanity gallery. Both artworks made it in the exhibition and is currently posted on their website.
My artwork discusses and explores femininity, body positivity, and identity. When I think of the meaning femininity, the words graceful, bold, and confident come to mind. Women loving and accepting who they are inside and out. Body positivity to me is to encourage every body type to love the skin their in. Identity to me what makes a person unique it can pertain to race and the culture. However, I think it goes deeper the psychological ideas and thoughts that you go through. I use acrylic and watercolor paint in my depictions of the female nude figure. I have chosen to abstract the form through exaggerations that draws attention to certain areas that heightened my desire to celebrate the body. Adding in mediums in my pigments I create texture and I play with color as it pertains to my emotions. By using photographs of my own body I am able to examine and find confidence in accurately expressing my intentions in my work.
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