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Emma Vidal

Born in 1992 - France

BIOGRAPHY

The work of Emma Vidal explores a post-apocalyptic world in ruin. Her practice, taking the form of charcoal drawings, sculpture and moving image, balances both the will to survive in such circumstances and the vulnerability of the human body. Vidal re-imagines a future world as a place whose inhabitants consist only of wild children and where Mother Nature is claiming back her own territory. Vidal is influenced by spiritual experiences from her Catholic upbringing and her travels, and is particularly concerned with ideas of religious symbolism, ritual and cult.

The artist’s use of charcoal utilises the material’s unique abilities to capture expression with a fragile and quivering stroke of her hand. The totemic three-dimensional works Vidal creates reference a range of historical, cultural and visual objects from around the world, mixing styles from disparate places and periods.

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EXHIBITIONS

Expositions personnelles:

2014
‘Gold String’ Museum Blue, St. Louis. USA

Sélection d'expositions collectives:

2015
‘Drawing On... The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Design, London and Contemporary Art’ RWA Royal West of England Academy. Bristol
2015
'Vestige' Gallery 8, London Curated by Coates & Scarry
2014/15
Clyde&Co Art Award exhibition Collection, St.
2014
ING Dicerning Eye exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
2013
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013, Jerwood Space, London. Botolph, London
‘Drawing Breathe’ Graham Hunter Gallery, London
Raw Talent 2014, London
‘Synthesis’ Asylum Gallery, London Curated by Never Drawn Central Saint Martins Degree Show, London
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle. The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth. Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
Christ Church University, Canterbury ‘Collection of the everyday’ Wellcome Collection, London
2012
Poster Production, Portman Gallery, London

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