Lot 18 - Emma Richardson - 100 Miles Per Hour
Oil on Paper
Signed on Verso
Curated by Beth Greenacre
(b. 1982. Southampton) Driven by an interest in psychology, sexuality and transcendence, my large scale oil paintings explore themes of human drive and connection, the complexities of female desire and the search for ecstatic experience. I draw inspiration from historical and contemporary painting, research into ideas of the dangerous woman, female authority and desire, and the human need throughout history to find escape through the transcendental, in religion, sport, spirituality, sex, drugs, music, war and nature.
Alongside painting I am also a musician and wrote and performed with Band of Skulls for over ten years. My work is held in a number of private collections worldwide. I currently live and work in London.
I graduated from Wimbledon School of Art, London with a BA Hons in Fine Art in 2004. In 2022 I completed 3 years with Turps Art School on the Correspondence Course.
Solo shows: 'Slow Burn' at Jeffery West, Piccadilly London 2022/23; 'The Great Rebellion' at Yoko Art Gallery, Barcelona 2022; 'Hidden Pleasures' at Yoko Art Gallery Barcelona 2021; 'Feast' at Lazarides Outsiders gallery Soho London 2014; 'Cruising for a Bruisin' at Londonewcastle Project Space Shoreditch London 2012.
Group Shows: 'Material Presence' at Fitzrovia Gallery, London 2022; 'The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog, Turps online show, 2021; In Absentia, Turps online show 2021; James Lavelle's Daydreaming With, Hong Kong Edition, ArtisTree Hong Kong 2012
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
My more recent work focuses on how apocalyptic imagery has been called on and created throughout times, to articulate collective anxieties and to act as a warning or yearning for salvation. I enjoy playing with how painting can represent both the physical and the metaphysical, and its ability to conjure the struggle between the spirit of the times - our daily life, societal pressures and current world catastrophes, and the spirit of the depths - our inner world, hidden desires and the collective unconscious.
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