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Greta, edition 5 of 20

2020

Signed Titled

1

Size

50 x 64 x 0.1 cm
19.69 x 25 x 0.04 in

Year

2020

Medium

Prints

Reference

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Hand painted charcoal and bronze powder on Somerset Satin 300 gsm paper
Edition 5 of 20
Signed, editioned in pencil with artist's embossed stamp

"My studio has always been my sanctuary, and at the start of 2021, I wanted to retreat away from the realities of the global pandemic, and play with iridescent inks, shiny powders and work with some beautiful images. Throughout most of 2020 I was unable to create my own photo shoots, so have been delving into the archives of Hollywood to create two brand new prints featuring these glamorous screen icons.

I have always been drawn to these beautiful black and white studio portraits, the lighting is masterful and they possess a softness which comes from shooting on real film.

I love playing on this softness, going against the grain of the often sharp graphic block colour aesthetic of screen print, and instead enhancing the soft, graininess akin to old newspaper print, with charcoal, bronze powders and paint - it is often unpredictable, but as each print is different it is an extremely gratifying 

1981 Dorset, United Kingdom

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, handmade costumes, set and prop making alongside printmaking and painting to create genre defying prints.

Her subjects range from well known icons to models, actors, dancers, friends, which she photographed in her studio she then uses numerous different print techniques. 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 prints.

Her Cyanotype works enable her use UV light from the sun to expose objects and large scale photographic negatives directly on to the paper which has been coated with a light sensitive emulsion. Once dried, the works are often hand painted or gilded with gold leaf. Emerson describes ‘the technique itself has an element of magic about it, it is wonderful to be able to combine painting, collage and photography in this way’’.

Emerson’s current Photopolymer etchings continue to push printmaking in new directions, her monochrome portraits are delicately embossed with unusual materials; salt, netting, hair and cellophane. Her hand build theatre Marquette’s play with scale and create ornate surrounds to her subjects. Her works almost always echo previous eras and sometimes other worlds entirely.

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.


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