43 A9512 Emelia French Web
43 A9511 Emelia French Web

Engaging in a metaphorical game of dress-ups, these works are the remnants of embodied moods, attitudes and personas; what is left over after a trying-on of speculative modes and models for approaching painting within contemporary capitalism. They are free-range paintings: not yet liberated from hyper capitalism and its cycles of consumption, they operate as evocative token gestures that can temporarily relieve and/or suspend individual anxieties. The paintings, as protective, cave-like, shallow realms provide what Bachelard calls, "hide-and-seek places where the mind can go on holiday for a while and think about nothing … a fertile laziness". Lingering daydreams that have become anchored in a physical reality, these paintings are provisional samples for alternative ways of being. 

43 A9517 Emelia French Web
43 A9520 Emelia French Web

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