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Showcase 2022 Student Spotlight: Queenie Appiagyei

Student Spotlight featuring BA (Hons) Fine Art student, Queenie Appiagyei

Queenie Appiagyei

Hi, My Name, is Queenie and I’m a final year Fine Art Student

Tell us a bit more about your practice…

So, my practice is all based on a narrative I wrote called ‘Revenge of The Seven’ which is a bunch of sci-fi stuff I enjoy from movies and TV

What inspired your work?

I love movies, TV, holography, and music, so I took all my favourite parts from that and meld them together to make a narrative, all my paintings videos and sounds are all different parts of the story.

Tell us about your creative process…

Usually, I would have been watching a movie and I pause at the scene I really enjoy then I replace all the characters and I basically just appropriate and sample things that I love and put them in there in my own special way.

What has your time at NTU been like, and what skills have you developed?

It’s been fun, it’s been a learning curve. I’ve definitely worked harder than I ever have before, but I’ve learned so many things. I never used to do video work, or sound work and now I’d say I’m not too bad. I’ve made a whole trailer, and I’ve learnt a lot.

How did you go about moving from painting to moving image?

Because I sample so many moving images, I thought maybe I should try to recreate some of the things I am sampling from. So, revenge of the seven is this whole Sci-Fi narrative, so I thought I’d have a sci-fi trailer to go with it

Have you collaborated with anyone during your time at NTU?

Yeah, there was part of our module called public, where we collaborated with a bunch of people to make art for a gallery. And really have full control over the whole thing. It was all our course and we got put into small groups and responded to a title, creating work for it.

What do you think of the school community?

It’s really welcoming and really supportive. I’ve always had support; I’ve always been able to talk to people get advice and help and I think it’s amazing. I don’t think I would have been able to do it without the support.

What advice would you give to someone looking to study Fine Art at NTU?

Enjoy yourself, be confident with your ideas, don’t be afraid if your ideas change, or someone says they don’t really get that, or I don’t like that because its fine. Its all about how you develop these ideas into something that’s digestible, be confident.