Suzanne de Emmony
Suzanne de Emmony, a recent graduate of Central Saint Martins, is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice includes painting, collage & photography. Her work focuses upon screen sourced imagery (& the often voyeuristic nature of its spectatorship) with which she explores the possibilities of re-creating nostalgic and/or psychological narratives out of ‘found’ imagery. Suzanne lives and works in London.
In an attempt to explore personal history and to question the authenticity of memory, Suzanne de Emmony appropriates ambiguous, web viewed spaces & transforms their ‘otherness’ via drawing & collage. Then, in a multi-layered process, she projects the images into the dusty corners of nostalgic, domestic spaces & photographs the ‘event’.
'Investing the spaces with my own narrative – ghost-like, memories and a sense of detached childhood imagining. Corporeally re-realising distant, digital and unreachable places’. Like Alice peering into the rabbit hole; staring into an unknown temporary world, constructed from the strange yet familiar… traces of wallpaper, a negotiable but corrupted landscape, a disconnected, ruptured sky and a disorientating sense of both absence and presence…’
In 2012 she won the British Women Artists Competition with her piece ‘… I’ve got a feeling that we’re not in Kansas anymore’ Judges comments included '(the work) made us think… & look beyond its initial beauty to its considerable poetic depths… It was also mysterious with, I thought the balance & joy of Richard’s Hamilton’s late work…. she is a story telling artist that also makes us see something ‘all at once’, I believe this is called ‘Gestalt’. I would love to see more of her work’ J.Woolf