Personal Statement: The Purpose Of Art And Design

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I’ve been highly interested in art since 6. I loved drawing on my exam sheets and school books, sketching fantastic thoughts and comic stories. However, I had never realized the purpose of art and design until getting into high school. Inspired by activist artists Guerrilla Girls mentioned by the teacher in art class, I found art could serve as a useful tool to advocate social issues like feminism. Others critical knowledge I had learnt is color theory and art directing. By analyzing fantasy movies and ingenious commercial films, I understood the process of design could be rational and rigorous, and the works could include cultural symbols and personal experience. I’m so enthusiastic about art that I refused my parents’ suggestions of applying an elite law institute and determined to major in communication in university when I was 19. When watching my works, people always say they can feel a unique subjective emotion and notice the powerful stories and meanings I express. This is because I’ve developed most design skills not only from formal art education but from interaction with people when studying communication as well. Before designing, I tend to spend lots of time defining…show more content…
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