Here is one of the ink drawings I sent to the following exhibition in the beautiful city of Niort France. Winterlong gallery, which has been working with many excellent international artists for a number of years, has curated this really cool line up including this time the work of about 70 artists displayed at the Pilori Museum. I had the pleasure to work with Winterlong Gallery 4 years ago for an installation I did at the museum in collaboration with artist Kid Acne. The title ‘Un dessin est beau si la ligne est vivante’ is a quote by Jean Cocteau and refers to the theme of the exhibition: all works are drawings on paper.
‘Unclear ground/ Terrain vague is an installation currently on view in Niort (Fr) at the Pilori Museum until the 29th of October. This show is curated by Winterlong Galerie, and is a collaboration between Kid Acne and Ema.’
‘Unclear Ground takes inspiration from creating something out of nothing and seeing beauty in the mundane. From derelict factories, to abandoned wastelands and disused railways – for the past 2 decades both Ema & Kid Acne have utilised these forgotten spaces to create their art, injecting them with a splash of colour and giving them a new lease of life. This collaborative installation mixes various media including painting, silkscreening and sewn fabrics. The title refers to the uncertainty experienced in creating a new piece of work – exploring the unknown to find something new.
Combining influence from graffiti, science fiction and comic books, this exhibition invites us to explore the world around us, proving the age old saying – “seek and you shall find”. ‘