Emma Strangwayes-Booth

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2016

Artworks for sale: 8

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France

About Emma Strangwayes-Booth

 
 
  • Biography
    I am a multidisciplinary artist, whose  preferred medium is pen and ink on paper. I am inspired by memory, dreams and the natural world and by my own body’s history. I often employ a form of automatic drawing, which I believe allows me access into an atavistic, instinctive part of myself to tell my stories and depict my dreams, weaving a narrative of my subconscious mind.  

    The artist Susan Hiller’s coined the term ‘paraconceptual’ to describe her exploration of the unconscious and certain phenomena such as automatic writing, dreams and near death experience.  I too share her view that the paranormal is often viewed as a de-valued feminine cultural site. Creating this hybrid pollutes the boundaries. I am also inspired by the artists Frieda Kahlo and Rebecca Horn, whose adversary bodies inform their work. 

    My drawings often depict a Dionysian landscape which seeks to affirm life, whether it is pain, pleasure, suffering or joy. It is an emotional and instinctive place. By embracing the chaos and savagery of my story I seek its rational balance.

    On a molecular level much of my work resurrects and rebuilds my narrative, in order to make peace with it.

     







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    Event: Turtle

    Dates: Oct. 12, 2019 - Oct. 22, 2019

    Venue: Cite International des Arts, Paris

    This fall, from October 12th to the 20th, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre will be taking part in the festival ‘Bienvenue’ at Cité International des Arts. The gallery will be organizing a ‘Turtle’ — the name given to a series of pop up exhibitions conceptualized by the late artist and film maker Michael H Shamberg. Its name was inspired by a turtle sanctuary that emerged on a stretch of land between two warring zones in Lebanon, at the Israeli border. Shamberg wished to create an ongoing, open, and inclusive mobile sanctuary for artists. After his death, various international galleries, artists, and close friends have periodically replicated and responded to this vision of his. Michael Shamberg lived at the Cité des Arts for six months in 2007 and had hoped to organize a Turtle in this space himself.

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Event: Turtle

Dates: Oct. 12, 2019 - Oct. 22, 2019

Venue: Cite International des Arts, Paris

This fall, from October 12th to the 20th, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre will be taking part in the festival ‘Bienvenue’ at Cité International des Arts. The gallery will be organizing a ‘Turtle’ — the name given to a series of pop up exhibitions conceptualized by the late artist and film maker Michael H Shamberg. Its name was inspired by a turtle sanctuary that emerged on a stretch of land between two warring zones in Lebanon, at the Israeli border. Shamberg wished to create an ongoing, open, and inclusive mobile sanctuary for artists. After his death, various international galleries, artists, and close friends have periodically replicated and responded to this vision of his. Michael Shamberg lived at the Cité des Arts for six months in 2007 and had hoped to organize a Turtle in this space himself.


 

Biography

I am a multidisciplinary artist, whose  preferred medium is pen and ink on paper. I am inspired by memory, dreams and the natural world and by my own body’s history. I often employ a form of automatic drawing, which I believe allows me access into an atavistic, instinctive part of myself to tell my stories and depict my dreams, weaving a narrative of my subconscious mind.  

The artist Susan Hiller’s coined the term ‘paraconceptual’ to describe her exploration of the unconscious and certain phenomena such as automatic writing, dreams and near death experience.  I too share her view that the paranormal is often viewed as a de-valued feminine cultural site. Creating this hybrid pollutes the boundaries. I am also inspired by the artists Frieda Kahlo and Rebecca Horn, whose adversary bodies inform their work. 

My drawings often depict a Dionysian landscape which seeks to affirm life, whether it is pain, pleasure, suffering or joy. It is an emotional and instinctive place. By embracing the chaos and savagery of my story I seek its rational balance.

On a molecular level much of my work resurrects and rebuilds my narrative, in order to make peace with it.