Emma White

Place, travel and being at home in the world are the central ideas that build and drive my art practice. My relationship with space and my surroundings are the foundations on which my work grows. By having a direct physical connection with a place I create a relationship, realising the importance of that physicality and what can emerge from it. Largely influenced by the romanticism of places with vast horizons and endless skies I am drawn to the feeling of insignificance that is evoked when immersed in the magnitude of the landscape.

Currently I am working with large-scale abstraction, using painting to create metaphysical landscapes through distorted perspectives and contrasts between hard edge line and expressive mark making. By working with abstracted form and colour compositions I hope that my paintings provide space for the viewer’s individual interpretation driven by their own experiences, memories and relationship with place.