Born in the U.K. and although had no formal training in the arts became an art school gatecrasher at UCA (formerly KIAD) between 1995-2000. Lived in Asia from 2009 - 2018. Now lives in California U.S.A.
Emitt makes abstract minimalist and colorfield paintings concerned with the instability of form; the collapse and disintegration of mass. Looking at ideas in science regarding molecular structure and concepts of existence and nonexistence found in Buddhist and Taoist philosophy.
The composition of the work has been influenced by modernism and colorfield painting with an emphasis on the creation of negative space.
The paintings are made by placing stretched canvas on the floor. A brush is loaded with paint and then tapped gently above the canvas to give a spray effect; the surface becoming made up of small dots and splashes of paint. Layers of paint are applied one at a time; wet-on-wet or wet-on-dry depending on texture and visual effect desired. Each layer is of a differing tonal value. Each painting is made with as limited pallet of hues as possible.
The work is made with the intention to give the audience feelings of tranquility, peacefulness and calmness and a sense of commune with the universe outside and within.
no formal education - art school gatecrasher at University of Creative Arts, Rochester (formerly Kent Institute of Art and Design), Kent, U.K. between 1995-2000
2016 Aug-Sept ‘DISQUIETUDE’ Solo Exhibition @ Sheme House, Taiwan.
2016 Feb-March 'BETWEEN' Solo Exhibition @ Between Tea House, Taiwan.