Lot 2 - Emily Kraus - Speleothem 02.23
Lot 2 - Emily Kraus - Speleothem 02.23

Lot 2 - Emily Kraus - Speleothem 02.23

Charcoal on paper

2023

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art on a Postcard

ARTIST INFO

About 

Emily Kraus (She/Her) (b. 1995) received her Painting MA from the Royal College of Art in London (2022) and a BA in Religious Studies from Kenyon College (2017).  

Education 

2020 – 2022  
MA Painting, Royal College of Art, UK  

2013 – 2017  
BA Religious Studies, Kenyon College, USA 

Current Exhibitions  

2024 
5 February - 23 March  
Galeria Mascota, CDMX, Mexico (solo)  

20 Jan – 9 March 
Painting As It Were (Painting As Is III), Kadel Wilborn, Dusseldorf, DE (group)  

19 Jan – 31 March 
New Contemporaries, Camden Arts Center, London, UK (group)  

16 Sept 2023 – 25 Feb 
John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK (group)  

11 Nov 2023 – 10 Feb  
Echoes Across Surfaces, Duarte Sequeira, Braga, Portugal (group)  

Selected Exhibitions  

2023  

Nest Time, The Sunday Painter, London  

Selected Group Exhibitions  

New Contemporaries, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK  

The Amber Room @ Matt’s Gallery, London, UK  

Sapling Showcase: Matija Côp and Emily Kraus, Sapling Gallery, London  

 

2022  

Young and Restless, The Stable, S-chanf, Switzerland  

Buffer, Guts Gallery, London, GB  

My Mother Was a Computer, Indigo+Madder, London, GB  

RCA 2022 Online Degree Show  

RCA 2022, London GB A Body of Work, Grove Collective, London, GB  

Shadows, The Stable, S-chanf, Switzerland  

 

2021  

Interior, Exterior, Sala Salon, London, GB  

The Running Water Takes me to a Farther Lake, Meisyakan, China  

Identity, Yuan Art Museum, China  

Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, GB  

 

2020  

Que es Liminal, MRM Gallery, Spain  

 

Awards  

2023  

John Moores Painting Prize, Prize Winner  

Bloomberg New Contemporaries  

The Hopper Prize, Top Prize winner  

2022  

High Prize for Excellence, Royal College of Art, Short-listed  

Hine Prize, Royal College of Art, Short-listed 

 

Gallery Representation 

The Sunday Painter 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork 

I am zooming in on the minuscule mark: Small and unassuming yet containing a world. Focusing on transmutation with a festering intimacy. I wonder if it has to do with control. I hold in my hand these tiny worlds. I have always worked big but now it is small. These ‘breath stacks’ illustrate the space in between. You must get close to them to see them, to see into them. Perhaps you even hold your breath when you look at them, not because they are breath-taking but so that the vibration of recycling air does not disrupt your eyes’ delicate focus on speleothems made of dust. Solid and impalpable, incorporeal, intangible.  
I am working with charcoal – a breath-like material. It comes from burning, from death, and then it is made into a new object of creation. I think of the myths of gods with the power to breathe life into creatures. I imagine myself a god, using this material wrought from destruction to create anew.  
I am playing inside the micro-mark transfiguring the macro mundi. 
 
“By focusing on breath, life becomes a performance.” –Kaprow 

 

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