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Emma Tann

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Degree: Fine Art BA Hons (1st)
University: Aberystwyth University
Graduation Year: 2011

New Blood Art Statement

"Beauty amid the serendipitous chaos…" Emma Tann,  describing her own lively and illuminating artwork. Generated with the purpose of using colour to explore the "myriad of moods", Tann’s work is a vivid and many-layered map of femininity and intrigue…
 
Her work shares a likeness to the postwar abstract expressionist painter, Helen Frankenthaler. Both artists appear to share a deep passion for their chosen colour palette; Frankenthaler displaying a love for salmon pinks, watery blues, and military greens; whereas, Tann shows her enchantment with blooms born of a more restrained palette - indigo, azure, plums... In terms of her technique, Tann can be linked to the likes of Cy Twombly, though Tann’s execution is more fluid and feminine, making her process entirely her own and her work something completely unique.

Artist Statement

My work celebrates colour, in all its glory and myriad moods; deep, luminous, ethereal, glowing colour. Each painting starts life with a chaotic layer, in which paint is poured, dripped and splattered, facilitating gleeful accidents and bleeding puddles. These resulting pools of colour act as inspiration for the rest of the painting. After this initial phase, the pace shifts, and it is time for smaller brushes and carefully considered strokes. 

I work to find order and beauty amid the serendipitous chaos. I allow my work to unfurl honestly and intuitively, fighting the urge to control each drip. I have long been searching for a way to illuminate my paintings; to allow my colours to burn and glow, striving to capture something of the colour and light that characterise the work of Turner and Rothko. My work continues to explore this path, investigating colour and substance, light and contrast.

Ten years of committed painting, play and experimentation has led to this point in my practice. I feel I have found my voice as an artist: I am now creating work which does justice to the images inside my skull.

Group Exhibitions

2015, Lacemakers, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
2014, Revival, Dartford Creative Collective, Dartford
2013, Eclectic Shock, What If Gallery, Dartford
2013, RED Exhibition, Nucleus Arts, Chatham
2012, Summer Exhibition, Washington Gallery, Penarth
2012, 50/50 Affordable Art Show, Undertone, Cardiff
2012, Open Exhibition, Galeri Caernarfon, Caernarfon
2010, Wanderlust, Constitution Hill Gallery, Aberystwyth

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2012, The People's Choice Award, Galeri Caernarfon

Original works:

Distant Rainfall

By Emma Tann

£350

Restraint II

By Emma Tann

£180

Restraint III

By Emma Tann

£180

Restraint IV

By Emma Tann

£180

Restraint V

By Emma Tann

£180

Veiled

By Emma Tann

£180

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Restraint I

By Emma Tann

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