I am delighted to release my interview with the incredible Emily Moore @emily.moore7
Our interview is online now!! We discuss artists journeys, music, inspirations and more!!
You might have seen her work online recently as she has been in some utterly amazing and exciting exhibitions… including the @blackblossoms.online exhibition outdoors, curated by @bolanle_tajudeen called ‘What Does Black Art mean to you ’- it is now up at Lyric Square and is up until the end of October!
She is also in Thought Threads @sanmeigallery , Wet Paint from @bowesparrisgallery @the_arts_editor and @oldhabitsnewhabits .
“A friend/ painter at the RCA Amy said, 'we coexist, Thats what my brain saw'. I thought that was such a sweet thing to say.”
“The constant thread that runs through my studio is a maker’s spirit. This constant evolution of reactive gestural mark making through different materials and mediums.”
What few words would you use to descrive your work EMILY?Wildness,rough terrain, rebellious
DESCRIBE YOUR USE OF THE WORLD WILDNESS?For me the term ‘wildness’ in contemporary painting speaks both to my approach within my practice but suggests the state of contemporary painting through the lens of art history and its current context within the immediate conversations surrounding painting.
EMILY, WHAT IS YOUR ARTIST STORY SO FAR?I always knew I wanted to be an artist. It took me a little while to find my footing but once my son turned 7 I went for it and I have never looked back since.I am Just about to Graduate from My Masters from the Royal College of Art - This year 2020 has confirmed that this is what i was meant to do.
What is your studio like?My studio is uncertain, its is like navigating rough terrain, its playful which I loveThe covid has made me realise i create work anywhere.
What do you listen to whilst you work?If I am starting something new I work in silence. - once I get in to the rhythm I listen to everythingDuring the lockdown I have been listening to a lot of reggae music/ also known as the rebels music: Chronixx, Bob Marley, Buju Banton
AND What artists have influenced your work?Anthea HamiltonDavid HammonsTheaster GatesFrancesco BotticiniChris OfiliFrank BowlingLubaina HimidAlvro BarringtonOscar MuriloAlan GoukLee krasnerso many more
A friend/ painter at the RCA Amy said, ' we coexist, Thats what my brain saw'
What HAS BEEN the most memorial response to your work?A friend/ painter at the RCA Amy said, ' we coexist, Thats what my brain saw'I thought that was such a sweet thing to say
What work do you want to be rememered for?Its still very early in my career so hoping that I can continue to create but so far I hope I can be remembered for Two Chairs Two Lovers 2019 which is an installtion and its is inspired by a Contemporary love letter between Malevich and myself.
SO, What are you working on now?I have been selected for Tommorow:London by the white cube Gallery which is showcaing 20 art graduates from the top art schools in London. which is mega exciting. I am currently working on teapestry pieces as I am in Limbo without any studio and working from home.
What would your dream project be?To work with all the artists I mentioned earlier as my inspiration.
WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?I was once cabin crew
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM ARTIST MEAL?Francesco Botticini - and I would not eat( I dont think I could).
DO YOU HAVE A GREATEST INDULGENCE?Defintly Food - funny because of the answer to the last question but it really is.
WHO ARE YOUR Favourite Current ArtiSSt:Anthea HamiltonEllen gallagher
Ima-Abasin OkonAmy SilmanLubaina HimidPheobe BoswellLeslie HewitJade fadojutimiEmma TalbotFaith Ringgold
Who should She Curates interview next?
Olivia SterlingSasha FerraGianna DispenzaHawazin Al-OtaibiElla Mc Veigh
Is there anything else you wanted to say?
No just that you so much and applogies for the late response and Thank you so much for getting in touch. I love your page and love the work you are doing.