A Level Fine Art

Callum Clarke
Callum Clarke

Callum Clarke

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Previous School: Hull Trinity House Academy.
Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“Art has allowed me to gain my own sense of individualism as well as a sense of independence throughout my years of drawing.”

Keavy Day

Previous School: Holderness Academy
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College, before studying Fine Art at Leeds Arts University.

Artist Statement
“This is my final Coursework outcome, inspired by the work of Portia Munson, Christabel Blackburn, and Rachel Dean. This is a cumulation of my extended reflection on the concept and commodification of femininity, and the role of pink within consumerism, as well as my own personal relationship and conflict with gender.”

Olivia Kirby

Olivia Kirby

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Destination: Sustainability and Environmental Management at the University of Leeds

Artist Statement
“As a person develops, the innocence of drawing, which we connect with drawing as children, is stripped away and it becomes something rawer and more meaningful; people will often fear what they are uncertain of and I believe art takes us on a journey of uncertainty, it expresses our thoughts before we even know them ourselves and provides us with a sense of vulnerability.”

Charlie Davis

Charlie Davis

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Previous School: Malet Lambert High School
Destination: Veterinary Nursing at Harper Adams University.

Artist Statement
“This work is within the theme of Patterns in Nature. I’ve tied in inspiration from both Georgia O’Keeffe’s up-close flowers and landscapes including bright colour, inspired by Patrick Heron.”

Laeticia Winship

Laeticia Winship

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Destination: Ideally further creative study or employment

Artist Statement
“Recording the Human Condition – A Reflection on the works of Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti.”

Poppy Touvinen

Poppy Touvinen

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Previous School: Hessle High School
Destination: Work experience at Hull Truck and part time work

Artist Statement
“The final piece from my “Figure and Ground” project, the themes I explored were Non-naturalism, Expressionism and Colour. When painting this I was highly influenced by the work of Nicholas Uribe and Karl Schmidt Rottluff.”

Charlotte England

Charlotte England

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Destination: Leeds Art University/ Art Foundation Course.

Artist Statement
“I see art as a way to enjoy and escape the construct of everything else in life. The majority of lessons that we learn in life have boundaries and facts that are unable to bend and change, whereas art stands out to me as it is able to be changed and controlled by the creative mind. For this reason, I believe that art is fundamental to human life.”

Libby Partridge
Libby Partridge

Libby Partridge

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Previous School: Kelvin Hall
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“Creating art has always been an outlet of expression and emotion for me. I find happiness within my art and it is gratifying when others do too, and although I would say my art is personal to me, my art connects with others. Emotion is a strong theme throughout my work”

Shannon Wade

Shannon Wade

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Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“I love the concept of art and the different genres it holds such as performing arts, music, literature and so on and for one to say they “don’t like art” they’re being corrupted through the delusion of technology and are blinded by modern distractions. From an infant we are taught how to paint a simple rainbow or a smiley face, if a child draws a sad face they would be questioned as to why? This clearly shows even from a simple analogy that art expresses emotions and when it isn’t a particular happy piece it has people questioning why and wanting to know the context behind each piece. This is the reason I dabble in the likes of art.”

Chloe Maestre-Bridger
Chloe Maestre-Bridger

Chloe Maestre-Bridger

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Previous School: Sirius Academy West
Destination: I plan to take a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, followed by a year of work experience and a Master’s Degree.

Artist’s Statement
“This piece is inspired by the artist Franz Xavier Messerschmitt, produced using chalk and a Q-tip As Picasso stated, “every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. Everyone is born with the ability to create something, yet as we age we eventually divide, some people maintain the passion to create and express without the fear of mistake overlooking their every pencil stroke-these are the ones that trust the process, we drive to succeed even if that indulges in failing before improving.”

Lucy Dale

Previous School: Sirius Academy
Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“I like my drawings to tell a story and I would like my audience/the viewer to interpret my artwork in their own way.”

Thomas Norton
Thomas Norton

Thomas Norton

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Previous School: Sirius Academy
Destination: Level 6 Diploma in Professional Performing Arts at SLP College

Artist Statement
“This piece represents so much for me; it represents the story of coming out. I wanted it to show confusion, denial anxiety and worry, but also show celebration and relief. I wanted to make a piece that helps a hetero-sexual audience understand what coming out is like, first-hand and unfiltered.”

Daisy-Mae Proby
Daisy-Mae Proby

Daisy-Mae Proby

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Previous School: Withernsea High School
Destination: Degree in Illustration for Commercial Application at the Northern School of Art

Artist Statement
“The reason I chose this piece of work is that I wanted to show how pretty nature can be and how re-growth in Spring can make things beautiful, even in dark times.”

Maizie Whitehead

Maizie Whitehead

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Previous School: Holderness Academy
Destination: University of Lincoln, Fine Art degree with Foundation year

Artist Statement
“Drawing to me makes me feel frustration, anger, relieved and at peace it’s a challenging escape. Drawing can only be incorrect in your eyes, but to others viewing it they won’t have the slightest idea the mistake is there. Art is pushing your imagination to the max to be able to create a unique piece of work, even when you copy a piece of work it’s still never the same as the original. I draw because the feeling when the piece of work is accomplished, is the most rewarding feeling of all. To be proud of what you have done and accomplished yourself, despite there being more modern methods to capture images, I like the originality drawing gives.”

Verity Metcalfe
Verity Metcalfe

Verity Metcalfe

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Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“Drawing is expressing what it means to be alive, to be a person, and most importantly, to be myself. I am free from the mechanical shackles of a camera, and I can create anything I truly desire. Drawing is evoking moods and feelings from lines and colour, and inviting the viewer to not dictate, but interpret. Personally, art is a perpetual overestimating and underestimating process. Every time I create, I am surprised with the outcome – sometimes good, sometimes bad.”

Elisha Wilson

Elisha Wilson

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Previous School: St. Mary’s College
Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“There are a multitude of emotions that an artist goes through when creating, and I strongly feel that to depict that onto paper shows a much deeper insight into a person than anything else.”

Maja Bajek

Maja Bajek

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Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“Drawing sends me through a sense of frustration and struggle for hours at a time, yet I can’t think of a more relaxing activity.”

Waieel Dirar
Waieel Dirar

Waieel Dirar

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Previous School: St. Mary’s College
Destination: Electric & Electronic Engineering at The University of Salford. As for art I have plans to keep practicing it as a hobby.

Artist Statement
“From the choice of colour to the smaller details this art is telling a fragmented refugee story before, through and after the journey. The introduction to a new system of living, the way to to safety, and the life before looking for refuge.”

Ellie Craven

Ellie Craven

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Previous School: Newland School for Girls.
Destination: Architecture and Urban Planning at Newcastle University

Artist Statement
“Pencil drawing inspired by a sense of movement. Project; Figure and Ground.”

Matthew Haxby
Matthew Haxby

Matthew Haxby

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Previous School: Market Weighton School
Destination: Architecture at the University of Lincoln

Artist Statement
“I have used a combination of different media, techniques and processes to collate a sculptural work that creates an abstracted reality, derived from architectural images and drawings, distilled into its most basic form.”

Molly Robinson
Molly Robinson

Molly Robinson

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Previous School: Hull College 14-16
Destination: BA (Hons) Fine Art at Falmouth University

Artist Statement
“I’m an accumulator. I gather mementos as I go places, see people, I encompass myself with remnants of memories scattered around on every wall, in every corner. Without trying I surround myself in a happy chaos of nostalgia.”

Instagram: @mollygracestudio

Ellie McKenzie-Gill
Ellie McKenzie-Gill

Ellie McKenzie-Gill

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Previous School: Driffield School and Sixth Form
Destination: Foundation Art and Design Diploma at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“Inspiration taken from contemporary pop artist R.B. Kitaj. Within this piece, I have created a swamp of bizarre colours, almost accidental, from the loose flicks, curves and blurring between the colours. To create a dynamic and energetic atmosphere, with the unexpected directions the paint travels in. Layered on top are my screen-printed line drawings of figures, repeatedly jumbled chaotically across my canvas. Their dark brown lines leave a crisp and refined finish to this element. Overall, my piece suggests liveliness within a crowded scene but also suggests loneliness as the figures are in a still atmosphere… with nowhere to go.”

Megan Rudd
Megan Rudd

Megan Rudd

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Destination: Graphic Design at Sheffield Hallam University

Artist Statement
“A piece of art shouldn’t be judged solely on how it looks, instead upon the way it evokes emotion, the meaning behind it, the movement in the piece and the journey taken to create it. Art captures what photographs do not. A phenomenon related to this, is called Stendhal syndrome, it causes strong profound emotions that can overcome a viewer whilst admiring such works.”

Ellie Moulds
Ellie Moulds

Ellie Moulds

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Previous School: South Hunsley
Destination: Graphic Design at Loughborough University

Artist Statement
“I believe drawing and painting offer an escape from mundane reality into a dimension of creativity and imagination. For this piece I wanted to convey the idea of gardening through the construction of a triptych; from planting, harvesting to creating a bouquet.”

Mia Cosquer
Mia Cosquer

Mia Cosquer

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Destination: Employment

Artist Statement
“Drawing is an instrument in which can be used whether it ends in flourish or flounder. It can communicate ideas and thoughts, building bridges between an artist and the rest of humanity; reuniting fragments of thought, memory and feeling that can’t be expressed in any other way. Art is something anyone can do but not everyone will understand.”

Alicia Abbott
Alicia Abbott

Alicia Abbott

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Previous School: Kelvin Hall
Destination: Wyke College Art Foundation Diploma. I’m hoping to land a place in a University for something like Concept Art. I’m still undecided on a career; it may consist of different areas of artistic work. Overall, I aim to land in a profession that I feel passionate about

Artist Statement
“My chosen work is my coursework final piece. The designated meaning is too personal to me in order to be open about, however I’m open to different interpretations. Alongside it’s undisclosed purpose, I wanted to use this piece to address fear of identity, or better a lack of identity. With the masking of facial features, a disconnection of understanding one another arises. There is a lot to question about it, the location, the point of view, the situation, the relationship between the two figures. That is why I have chosen it, there’s a lot for an individual to pull apart, I like the idea that one could make the piece relate to their own meaning.”

Evie Martinez

Evie Martinez

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Previous School: Driffield School and Sixth Form
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“Drawing takes time, take the time, enjoy the process. I tend to always want to add colour to my work; it’s something I have loved since I was very young.”

Minni Touvinen

Minni Touvinen

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Previous School: Hessle High School
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“I draw for the release, the excitement, and the freedom. To draw is to inform, to shout, to express and to reveal. This method of recording creates a venture in which you can create. It may take you through frustration, struggle, or disappointment; this is what makes it real for me. Designing is a passion of mine, drawing and painting allows me to design and experiment, as I can use medias freely, to visualise ideas on paper, canvas, board, or any surface.”

Alix Lee

Previous school: Sirius Academy
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement:
“I love being able to draw things I can relate to, or create images that have a lot of my personality in them. I feel that if something doesn’t exist, then I just make it myself and that makes me so pleased.”

Ewan Sizer
Ewan Sizer

Ewan Sizer

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Previous School: Beverley Grammar School
Destination: Sports Coaching and Performance Science at the University of Hull, with the intention of becoming a PE teacher or personal trainer

Artist Statement
“An abstracted urban landscape detailing the remnants of the industrial revolution. The dingy atmosphere reflects that this era is over and is further emphasised with the contrast of bright modern graffiti.”

Mohammed Kallum Miah
Mohammed Kallum Miah

Mohammed Kallum Miah

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Previous School: Hull Trinity House Academy
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“To me, drawing is a way to relax and express my creativity with the simplicity of pencil and paper, but each sketch is like a test of discipline and patience. As a child, I was always fascinated by landscapes and structures. Eventually, I developed to draw the more intricate landscapes such as streets or individual buildings.”

Abigail Tonkin

Abigail Tonkin

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Previous School: Malet Lambert School
Destination: Illustration at Sheffield Hallam University

Artist Statement
“I first started drawing when I was very young as I had the influence of art all around me; my Mum , my Dad, my Auntie, my Uncle, my Grandma and even Great Grandad all loved art and drawing therefore resulting in me loving it too.”

Francesca Cusse
Francesca Cusse

Francesca Cusse

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Previous School: Hessle High School
Destination: English/Politics at the University of York

Artist Statement
“I’m angry. I’m frustrated. And I used this angst within me to create a solid, anarchistic final outcome portraying my frustration at the failure of the Tory government and their lack of acknowledgment of life-threatening issues.”

Mollie Pope

Mollie Pope

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Previous School: Beverley Longcroft School
Destination: Psychology at the University of Lincoln

Artist Statement
“I like to draw even though there are quicker methods of capturing something, like taking a photograph which can be done with the push of a button. However, when drawing, the end product feels more personal, as the image has been captured and put onto paper by me.”

Alex Waller-Nolan

Alex Waller-Nolan

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Previous School: Winifred Holtby High School
Destination: English Literature at the University of Brighton

Artist Statement
“As a child I drew to gain attention. A recurring dream of seeing an aptly named abstract scribble, pride of place on the kitchen fridge. Overtime, the piled-up crumples of my childhood labours became motivation. Motivation to be better and showcase any form of talent that was worthy of attention. I drew to be seen. As I got older the whole concept of art became more important to me and with this came a whole new sense of clarity.”

Harry Maesepp

Harry Maesepp

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Previous School: Hull Trinity House Academy
Destination: Accountancy at the University of Hull

Artist Statement
“Drawing helps me to ease any frustration, allowing me to take out emotion in a more relaxed and controlled way. Upon a page I can convey and express my ideas and grasp a better understanding of my thoughts.”

Molly Jowett

Molly Jowett

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Previous School: Kelvin Hall School
Destination: Criminology at the University of York

Artist Statement
“The idea of art means everything. I could get lost in the different meanings of art and its perspectives. Effort, intricacy, mess, even the catastrophic. To draw is a challenge, a mystery and a struggle. I prefer painting.”

Arianna Voce

Arianna Voce

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Previous School: Market Weighton School
Destination: Gap Year

Artist Statement
“Art creates a sense of escapism; it allows the creativity of the mind to come into play. I create art in order to put my imagination onto paper or canvas, we take inspiration sub-consciously from everyday life. Movies, people, wildlife, dreams. There is no limit on what you can create. However, a true artist knows that it takes trial and error, anger, frustration and sadness to create true art.”

Holly Pullen
Holly Pullen

Holly Pullen

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Previous School: Hymers College
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College, I plan to study comic and concept art at Leeds Art University and then possibly do a teaching course.

Artist Statement
“I think the original reason I started to draw and create in general was down to my love for watching animated media. Because of the inspiration mainly being from cartoons. My art remains inspired by my interests, but I feel like I now have a broader range of skills. I also think that after being inspired by countless artists I’ve started to sculpt the beginnings of my own individual art style made up of all the aspects I liked in their works.”

Nathaniel Stanforth-Sharpe

Nathaniel Stanforth-Sharpe

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Previous School: Hull Trinity House Academy
Destination: TBC

Artist Statement
“When drawing or painting I have the complete ability to control what happens; the possibilities are potentially endless, only halted by the frustration of the work not going as you had imagined. Yet the perseverance to continue or being able to adapt to a situation of your own making is breath-taking, pulling on the reins of the rampaging horse you set free and riding clear into something ever more successful than previously thought.”

Ayah Moudares

Ayah Moudares

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Previous School: Sirius Academy
Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“To have the ability to draw makes me feel privileged and leaves me with sense of happiness as I know there is something, I can truly express my whole heart through and enjoy every second of. Although sometimes I have moments of anger and frustration I look back at previous artworks, reminisce and then begin to draw again.”

Isobelle Newsam

Isobelle Newsam

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Previous School: Withernsea High School
Destination: Media Production at De Montfort University

Artist Statement
“A drawing holds more than just a date in time. A drawing can reveal a lot more than a photograph could; they tell stories and reveal memories from within, feelings, and passion just through a piece of art. Drawing allows me to rewind and take a breath from the everyday.”

Niamh Braithwaite
Niamh Braithwaite

Niamh Braithwaite

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Destination: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“Art is both one of the most rewarding and challenging things one can do. In my opinion art is therapeutic, through art I can express any emotion I am feeling and relay it directly onto the page in front of me.”

Betty Loades
Betty Loades

Betty Loades

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Previous School: Kelvin Hall
Destination: Foundation Diploma Art & Design at Wyke Sixth Form College

Artist Statement
“For this piece, I was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s film ‘Rear Window’. I’ve produced 32 thumbnail drawings that all capture a certain mood of various moments in life. There isn’t a clear narrative between them, but this means that the viewer is allowed to decide how each narrative goes beyond the image which makes the overall piece seem quite theatrical.”

Katie Hindle

Katie Hindle

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Previous School: St. Mary’s College
Destination: Gap Year followed by studying in America the following year

Artist Statement
“It (the final work) feels like the most genuine, natural and necessary conclusion of my portfolio. I learnt a lot and used what I learnt and, in the end, came out with a product I am very satisfied with. Art is born from adversity; I wouldn’t have the product I have now without going through the stress of finding my artistic path first.”

Nicole Gribuste
Nicole Gribuste

Nicole Gribuste

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Previous School: Goole Academy
Destination: Graphic Design at Leeds Arts University

Artist Statement
“A final coursework piece inspired by Lucian Freud. I created this alongside two other paintings to capture mood and atmosphere through different emotions all stemming from one character, with a background relating significantly to the emotion captured. Overall, I’m proud of the colour scheme and the expression that has been created, both combined to create a piece that stands out and is relative to my themes and ideas.”

Callum Clarke

Callum Clarke

Keavy Day

Keavy Day

Olivia Kirby

Olivia Kirby

Charlie Davis

Charlie Davis

Laeticia Winship

Laeticia Winship

Poppy Touvinen

Poppy Touvinen

Charlotte England

Charlotte England

Libby Partridge

Libby Partridge

Shannon Wade

Shannon Wade

Chloe Maestre-Bridger

Chloe Maestre-Bridger

Lucy Dale

Lucy Dale

Thomas Norton

Thomas Norton

Daisy-Mae Proby

Daisy-Mae Proby

Maizie Whitehead

Maizie Whitehead

Verity Metcalfe

Verity Metcalfe

Elisha Wilson

Elisha Wilson

Maja Bajek

Maja Bajek

Waieel Dirar

Waieel Dirar

Ellie Craven

Ellie Craven

Matthew Haxby

Matthew Haxby

Molly Robinson

Molly Robinson

Ellie McKenzie-Gill

Ellie McKenzie-Gill

Megan Rudd

Megan Rudd

Ellie Moulds

Ellie Moulds

Mia Cosquer

Mia Cosquer

Alicia Abbott

Alicia Abbott

Evie Martinez

Evie Martinez

Minni Touvinen

Minni Touvinen

Alix Lee

Alix Lee

Ewan Sizer

Ewan Sizer

Mohammed Kallum Miah

Mohammed Kallum Miah

Abigail Tonkin

Abigail Tonkin

Francesca Cusse

Francesca Cusse

Mollie Pope

Mollie Pope

Alex Waller-Nolan

Alex Waller-Nolan

Harry Maesepp

Harry Maesepp

Molly Jowett

Molly Jowett

Arianna Voce

Arianna Voce

Holly Pullen

Holly Pullen

Nathaniel Stanforth-Sharpe

Nathaniel Stanforth-Sharpe

Ayah Moudares

Ayah Moudares

Isobelle Newsam

Isobelle Newsam

Niamh Braithwaite

Niamh Braithwaite

Betty Loades

Betty Loades

Katie Hindle

Katie Hindle

Nicole Gribuste

Nicole Gribuste