Camilla Emson

British, b. 1985

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Camilla Emson

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British, b. 1985

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The multidisciplinary artist Camilla Emson, whose work focuses on corporeality, says her practice “considers the body as an intelligent vessel.” Emson uses unconventional tools, such as salt and bleach, and employs intentionally tactile physical processes—including glassblowing, knitting, and sewing—to create “soft sculptures” and sculptural paintings. For the artist, who cites a reliance on intuition, the process of creating a work is as important as the final product. In her sculptural canvasses, she distresses, binds, and sews into cloth as a painterly process. Pendulum-like works, such as In Vitro (2011), feature glass-blown baubles strapped into evocative tangles of leather, oil paint, and varnish. For the performance Group Process (2013), Emson built a circular wooden bench engineered to amplify sound and sat face-to-face with participants, magnifying the sound of her heart.

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The multidisciplinary artist Camilla Emson, whose work focuses on corporeality, says her practice “considers the body as an intelligent vessel.” Emson uses unconventional tools, such as salt and bleach, and employs intentionally tactile physical processes—including glassblowing, knitting, and sewing—to create “soft sculptures” and sculptural paintings. For the artist, who cites a reliance on intuition, the process of creating a work is as important as the final product. In her sculptural canvasses, she distresses, binds, and sews into cloth as a painterly process. Pendulum-like works, such as In Vitro (2011), feature glass-blown baubles strapped into evocative tangles of leather, oil paint, and varnish. For the performance Group Process (2013), Emson built a circular wooden bench engineered to amplify sound and sat face-to-face with participants, magnifying the sound of her heart.

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Olga de Amaral and Four Emerging Artists Explore Art-Making as Self-Discovery
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