Lot 229 - Emma Cousin - Eat Your Makeup
Lot 229 - Emma Cousin - Eat Your Makeup

Lot 229 - Emma Cousin - Eat Your Makeup

Pen and Pencil on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso

Emma Cousin was born in Yorkshire, UK, in 1986 and is currently based in London. Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University BA. Emma Cousin’s figurative paintings and drawings feature dynamic, carnivalesque scenarios that explore the space between realism and fantasy, felt experience and communication. 


Introductions, White Cube (2021); Goldsmiths CCA, London (2020); Milton Keynes Art Centre, UK (2019); Lewisham Arthouse, London (2018); Edel Assanti, London (2018); and Dolph Projects, London (2017). Recent group exhibitions include ‘Soft Bodies’, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK (2020); ‘Ridiculous’ Elephant West, London (2020); Jerwood Arts exhibition ‘Survey’ at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK, The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK and G39, Cardiff, UK (2019); and ‘Ultra’, J Hammond Projects, London (2019). Emma was awarded the Survey Prize 2019, Jerwood Visual Arts and the Marmite Painting Prize, 2016. Residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting, Maine USA, June-Aug 2018 and Artist in Residence at Wimbledon College of Art. Oct-Dec 2016.

About the postcard artworks

"Making yourself up" and "Eat Your Makeup" are direct responses to ongoing research into John Waters work and aesthetic and in particular the outrageous character Divine.