Emily Herring, 'You! Get Richer! Right Now!', Oil, wax and collage on canvas,152x122cm, 2017, which will be on display as part of our upcoming exhibition ‘Young London Painters’, opening 22nd November 7pm-10pm at Arthill Gallery, West Brompton, and on view 23rd & 24th between 10am-5pm.
“I never excelled at school academically and for a long period of my life I felt very under pressure, and while experiencing the deep anxiety which came with that I found painting became my only real escape. I have a shed at home which I was able to use as my studio and it became my haven, I still get lost in there for hours experimenting
I love to see how different paints and materials react with one another, the expressive marks and textures that can be made that way. It reveals movement, not only aesthetically, but also in the artist’s relationship with the painting, how the artist moves around the canvas, dancing with their arm to create these exaggerated brush strokes. This is how I connect with most paintings that I see, by observing the history and relationship between artist and painting and not just what is on the surface.” - Emily Herring, Interview w. ‘Young London Painters’ curator Hector Campbell, link in bio!