Ema Pina Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Ema Pina
Live in: London, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 5.00
Ema Pina Artist Bio:
I have recently graduated in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins. My recent paintings explore a relationship between the presence of things and of the human being: objects such as dolls assume a human quality, and the human body is cropped and toyed with as if it were an object or simply suggested by its waste. Themes of puppetry and manipulation permeate the works echoing the constraints social structures often impose on individuals. Reacting to the contemporary visual world of mass communication — speed, techno-colour, consumerism — the paintings suggest states of inertia, suspension and idleness, undermined by tension and instability. The indeterminateness of the space depicted provokes a sense of staging and artificiality which undermines the somewhat realistic approach of the paintings. I extensively engage in photographic and video experimentation in the development of each work in order to investigate composition, colour and tone. Decisions are made throughout the working process and embrace ‘accidents’ that inevitably occur. The paintings emerge from flesh-toned panels of MDF incrementally, narrowing down on a sense of tonal equilibrium and psychological depth. Claiming the painting as both image and object, I deviate from the photo-real, in a way sculpting an image out of the sheer surface of the digital photograph or video still.