Acrylic with Mixed Media on Board - 2004
and Gothic are gangs of cut-out figures culled from
Deliberately immediate in their making, using materials to hand
(coloured pencil, marker pens, plastic bags), they echo the language
of an adolescent bedroom fantasist, intent on fetishising appropriated
images to explore an imaginative connection with popular culture.
Hanging out in GothMoth, the individual figures are reinforced by
belonging to a gang, turning the gallery space into the site of
an imaginary underground scene.
Emma Talbots work is based on magazine images, translated
into paint and reorganised into narratives which explore the dark
side of contemporary fictions peddled by the media.
Emma is currently artist in residence at the Womens Library,
London, where her gang of 1980s women (Smooth Operators and
Material Girls) can be seen.
Talbot studied at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and the
Royal College of Art. She was Rome Scholar in Fine Art at the British
School in Rome in 1995 and Susan Kasen Summers Fellow, Connecticut
USA in 1996. She has exhibited in the UK, France, Germany, Italy,
Finland, Australia and the USA. Her work is included in major public