Emma Hart

Introduction

Born 1974 in UK. Works and lives in London.

 

Emma Hart believes there is a gap between how things are experienced and how they might look photographed. The overwhelming real we stumble through is split from the way digital culture references it, then smoothes it all over. Life looks good in images, or if not good, far away enough for us to manage and control. Sculpture, most recently ceramics, provides a way to physically corrupt and 'dirty' images and forcefully squeeze more life out of them. Clay provides a way to work behind pictures, and reveal the raw, crude state of things that images screen off. Recent solo exhibitions include Folkestone Triennial 2014 (UK), Camden Arts Centre (UK), Whitstable Biennale 2012 (UK), Matt’s Gallery (UK) and Norwich and CIRCA Projects (UK). Her work was recently included in group exhibitions at Wysing Arts Centre (UK), OHWOW Gallery (USA), Mead Gallery (UK) and Modern Art Oxford (UK).  Hart was awarded a Random Acts commission for The Jarman Awards 2013. Hart was resident at Camden Arts Centre and at Wysing Arts Centre. She received an MA in Fine Art from the Slade in 2004 and completed her PhD in Fine Art at Kingston University in 2013. Upcoming exhibitions include solo presentations at Laboratorio Arte Alameda (MX) and Grand Union (UK).

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