Carol Emmas


My work is produced, in the first instance, photographically from textures that have been affected by the elements (such as oxidised metals and peeling paint), or from the elemental (i.e fire, water and light). I further work with them in paint and pastel. The result is imagined abstracted images or landscapes that aim to harness ephemeral emotion rather than literal representation.  My aim is to cross the boundary between photography and painterly art.

In 2019 I completed a practice-led M.Res at LJMU (Art & Design) producing an 18,000 word thesis entitled: A Practical Examination of Non-Representational Art Photography in Contemporary Curatorial Spaces and two bodies of work called: On Nature and the Environment and Think on These Things that give a gentle nod to topical  issues of the day. Since lockdown I have expanded on these works.


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