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- Artist Bio
Silkscreen Print on Paper
Edition of 14
Hand Painted Charcoal and bronze powder screen print on Paper
Sheet: H 76cm x W 56cm x D 0.1cm
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
The model featured in Paradiso was photographed by Emerson in the artists studio and then combined with the palm leaves and
flowers which were also taken from photographs she took. The prints are all hand painted and then screen printed by the artist in
Brighton using a technique she has pioneered using charcoal and pink and gold bronze powders, which give the image a softness
and ephemeral quality. The charcoal powder adds a subtle texture and the bronze powder adds some sparkle too.
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.