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- Artist Bio
Photopolymer Etching on Heavyweight Southbank 310 gsm Paper
Edition of 20
Paper size: 56 x 38 cm
Image size: 24 cm round
(Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look).
‘Aria’, the accompanied solo performance in an Opera, also means Air in Italian is a fitting title for these brand new ethereal works, they work well in pairs or a set of three. The works are montages from photographs, starting with a trapeze artist photographed in my studio. The images are composed and then exposed onto a hand cut circular etching plate. Each plate is carefully inked up individually, before going through the printing press.
Rosie Emerson is an award winning contemporary artist from the Dorset, working almost exclusively on representing the female form. Emerson’s figures draw reference from archetypes old and new from Artemis to the modern day super
model. Inspired by her love of museums, architecture, theatre, silhouettes, shrines and rituals, she uses dramatic lighting, hand made costumes, set and prop making alongside printmaking and painting to create genre defying prints. Her Screen-prints
are delicately embellished with bronze powders and more unusual materials including charcoal powder, ash and saw dust. These textural prints shift the focus of printmaking from precision and replication to the creation of unique, hand-finished
Career highlights include being Artist in residence at Somerset House, Exhibitions at the RWA, Bristol and the Southbank Centre. A Finalist for the Young Masters Prize and shortlisted for the Rise Art Print Award, Emerson was also commissioned by Hackney WickED Arts Festival to create a new Guinness World record and create the world’s largest Cyanotype photograph.
Her work is widely collected and exhibited both in the UK, as well as internationally, through galleries, art fairs and museums. She has also been commissioned by brands including Sony, Triumph Underwear, Redbull, P&O Cruises, Toms, and
Annoushka jewelry working with models Amber le Bon, Daisy Lowe and singer Eliza Doolittle. Her work has also been featured in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Another Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.
Size: H:56 cm x W:38 cm