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Intimate Folds Painting

Emma Plunkett

Spain

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 39.4 W x 31.5 H x 0.8 D in

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This unmade bed painting was gently stroked into existence over the course of a month. Letting each thin layer of paint dry, as I slowly built it up – meticulously describing every crease. At a certain time each morning the sun floods into my bedroom. I took a bunch of photos, trying to capture the feeling that my unmade bed gives me. The first few photos were flat and uninviting, looking down upon my bed. However, once I levelled the lens with the mattress and ignored the pillows, the quilt became like a mountainscape and a whole photo series emerged. I want to paint some more of these unmade bed scenes but they take a lot of patience. I didn’t want to have a grey painting made from just black and white paint, so I searched for the colours in amongst all the white. My bed is a place I adore but to share it’s dishevelled intimacy takes courage. I now respect how brave Tracy Emin is to put her unmade bed on exhibition. My painting is about the surrender to love, sex, sleep, dreams, bliss and gaining consciousness each morning. It’s also about the orifice and the landscape. At close range the creases in the unmade bed linen appear to be made from a crescendo of sensual, colourful scribbles that when viewed from afar, transform into a dramatic mountainous scene. Previously, I’ve done my best to avoid painting realistic swathes of fabric because it does take immense concentration.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 31.5 H x 0.8 D in

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Emma is a London born and educated artist, digital video maker and designer – her artwork straddles stoneware sculpture, cyanotype printing, painting (watercolour, oil and acrylic), illustration, photography, fabric art, animation and vector design. Emma's art is highly personal, her subjects include her friends (animal as well as human), places she’s visited, experiences and things that capture her imagination. Her artwork is uncontrived and free from trying to be anything other than what it is. "At the core of Emma Plunkett's work is the female. Not feminine or politicised. Whether it be a disappearing view of trees into the Spanish horizon, a slithering viscous ceramic or a candid nude. It is always individual and genuine. This we must celebrate”. Gareth Lister - Artist & Curator

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