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Student Profile: Ana Pastor, MA Fine Art

Still Life. Methacrylate case and blood. 50 x 150 x15 cm
Still Life. Methacrylate case and blood. 50 x 150 x15 cm
Still Life. Methacrylate case and blood. 50 x 150 x15 cm Image courtesy of the artist.
Written by
emilyfrench
Published date
13 October 2015

We spoke to MA Fine Art student Ana Pastor about her time at Chelsea

Describe you experience at Chelsea in 3 words. 

 Satisfactory, Uplifting,Stimulant

What do you enjoy most about studying at Chelsea?         

 I really enjoy sharing my studio space with classmates from different cultural backgrounds and the creative atmosphere we are surrounded by at the College.

Where do you live at the moment and what do you enjoy most about being in London?  

I live in Stockwell and I come from a small city in Spain, so I enjoy all the things a great city offers me. Exhibitions, theatre, lots of new things to do and new friends.

What are you working on at the moment?             

At the moment I am working through conceptual art in a project about the confrontation to the idea of death and the overcoming of pain. In the first two months of the course I have already taken part in some exhibitions within the project spaces at Chelsea such as the Triangle Space and the Cookhouse gallery

What has been your greatest challenge so far on the course and how have you overcome it?         

My biggest challenge was to expose my ideas to my classmates and tutors and to receive criticism from them. It was really hard to accept it when an idea was not good enough, but that gave me the strength to rethink my practice and improve it.

What do you see yourself doing after you graduate?         

I would like to continue my career as an artist, and maybe to combine it with a job related to art at a cultural space such as at a gallery or a museum

What would you say to someone who is thinking about doing your course?

Make the most of it! It is a very intense course of 1 year and you have to work hard not to miss any of the learning opportunities it offers.

See more of Ana’s work on her website www.anapastor.com

Find out more about MA Fine Art at Chelsea on the course page of our website.

In my blood. Photography, blood and thread on canvas. Series of 9 works, 30x30cm each one. Image courtesy of the artist.

In my blood. Photography, blood and thread on canvas. Series of 9 works, 30x30cm each one. Image courtesy of the artist.