Emma Cahill


Location: London
Website: www.emma-cahill.com

The paintings are superficial. They create idealistic experiences derived from the commercial sector of glossy advertisements and idyllic scenes in holiday brochures and magazines. I pick, draw, combine and sketch from the advertising imagery around us, recreating a scene of novelty and fun. The paintings always maintain the original elements of unbelievability and glamour, yet as this nature is heightened they become more fantastic, and unrealistic- even though they are a comment on the everyday desires that surround us.


'Artificial Beauty' The gallery on the corner, Battersea (2012) Solo
'From the inside out' The gallery on the corner, Battersea (2012) Group
Translations exhibition 2012/2013 Chelsea college of Art & Design
FANTASTIK PLASTIK, Meanwhile space, Wilesden Green, 2013
Chelsea College of Art BA Summer Show 2013
Shortlisted for RA Summer exhibition 2014

'Magnitude' Discovery Channel UK, 2012
'Swerving Energy' Fronteir Economics, Holborn. 2011-present
'The Circus', Hitachi UK, 2011