Emma Vidal
British, born 1992

In masterfully rendered charcoal drawings and finely detailed sculptures made of everyday materials such as clothes pins and thumbtacks, Emma Vidal creates theatrical scenes that raise questions about the plight of humanity. Vidal writes that she aims “to present a surreal and apocalyptic take on the future of the human condition.” In this world, the only remaining inhabitants are children. The narratives in her drawings are characterized by uncertainty and chaos. By alternating between intricate, dense passages and open washes of tone and texture, Vidal renders turbulent worlds that predict catastrophic futures.

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