Emma Hockley Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Emma Hockley
Live in: London
Artworks for sale: 5.00
Emma Hockley Artist Bio:
"˜A great part of Western life is a desperate cover up that exists in order to repress a fundamental dissatisfaction' - Lama Geshi Tashi Tsering I paint on the topic of indecision, confusion and dissatisfaction in Western life, a search for a balanced mind and the thoughts along the way. "˜Forget your head and you'll be free' - David Bowie Along with seeking to make sense of a cross cultural upbringing by creating montages of my life in London and India in a form of artistic diaspora, I have been exploring the contradicting voices in my head and whether I can live life pleasurably, spiritually and naturally all at the same time. I collect relevant visual material (images of people, animals, art works and places) and loosely collage them into narratives before painting from them. These juxtapositions aim to present my hectic state of mind and show the humour that can be found there. There is always an element of struggle in the painting process, tearing, burning, reworking in the search for a perfect texture or composition. This struggle reflects the battles we have in our minds in the search for comfort and happiness. I let the paintings be flexible, responding to my environment and current thoughts/ self scripts in an attempt to keep them spontaneous and personal.