Fy hoff lliw ydy porffor. Well, it is for today at least.

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Untitled (Porffor)

2016

This new painting is all about that delicious gap; the white paper. Tension. Mmm.

Untitled. Ideally.

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Untitled (…or Buddleia?)

2016

(I have an issue with naming my work that I have not yet figured out….. I do not want labels and superfluous words getting in the way of the image. I need to come up with a plan.)

 

 

Grey Lavender Dusk

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Grey Lavender Dusk (2016)

Acrylic paint

© Emma Tann

 

Giving my paintings titles does not come easily. There is no “concept”, no meaning. They are simply beautiful colours, shapes – does a label get in the way of the painting? Will a name remind a viewer of something else, will preconceptions and associations get in the way of seeing the painting as it really is, for it’s own sake?

Rothko’s paintings always seem to have unobtrusive, subtle names. There are an awful lot of untitled and numbered works, and those that simply reference the colours on the canvas.

No over-thought, contrived names here. I would rather spend my time painting. The image matters, not the name.

Thoughts?

 

Phthalo II – Recent Work

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Phthalo II (2016)

Acrylic

… a tiny smidge of green found it’s way into this one, which is most unusual. Slightly murky, smokey little painting.

 

 

Eclectic Shock Exhibition Photos!

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It’s all up and it looks absolutely lovely, even if I do say so myself…. 🙂 Well happy. Private view on Saturday night, it’s gonna be grand. Oh yes.

Come along if you happen to be in South East England! https://www.facebook.com/events/298025563676221/

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Contemporary Art Exhibition – Eclectic Shock – What If Gallery, Dartford

I’d love to invite you all to our art exhibition, at the What If Gallery, Dartford! Featuring work from a range of young artists, all working in eclectically different styles, it promises to have something to intrigue everyone….

Join the event on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/298025563676221/

Please do pass this post/flyer on to anyone you think may be interested!

5th – 17th August 2013

Private view – All Welcome! – Saturday 10th August, 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Eclectic Shock Exhibition Flyer What If Gallery Dartford