I am

Emma Le Strange

emerging artist & aspiring polymath

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Artist Statement

My art aims to find refreshed provocation in the anatomical familiar often through abstract realism. Emotion is explored through explicitly inclusive imagery prompting the viewer to search for the recognizable. The images vary from simple gestures, taken for granted, through to body movement not generally considered in everyday life. It is now my perogative to move towards hyper realism as I continue to explore human movement and emotion.

My artistic process starts with life model photography. From here, the images are digitally manipulated to create dramatic, monochromatic and highly contrasting representation. I then take these images and draw them using conte a paris crayons onto pastel-gesso primed paper or plywood using my fingers and fine silicon brushes.

My art is a renewal of classical styles, coupled with the use of modern techniques that bring the art of drawing to the forefront.

As I progress on my path as a professional artist, I have decided to chase the dream of becoming a creative polymath. I will be exploring mixed media, performance art, music composure, fashion design, fiber creation and art, crochet and optical science.

Curriculum Vitae

Artist Details Born 1982,Brisbane, Australia
Education Present Bachelor of Laws (Honors), Queensland University of Technology
2005 Bachelor of Applied Science
Chemistry Major, Industrial Chemistry Co-Major, Queensland University of Technology
2001 Diploma in Visual Arts: Fine Arts
Exhibitions 2015 Optical Awakening, Solo exhibition, Jugglers' Art Space, Brisbane
2015 Black & White, Pop-up exhibition, TBC Magazine Issue 6.0 Launch, Brisbane
2014 Never Without, Solo exhibition, M16 Artspace Gallery, Canberra
2014 Current, Group exhibition, RAW at the Met, Brisbane
2013 Within, Solo exhibition, Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane
2013 Give Love and Get Art, Group exhibition, St. Rita's College, Brisbane
2012 Give Love and Get Art, Group exhibition, Lourdes Hill College, Brisbane
2001 Graduation Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Brisbane Institute of Art, Brisbane
Awards 2015 Winner of the $10 000 Access Arts Award, Access Arts Inc, Brisbane
2015 Brisbane Art Prize Finalist, Life Art Worldwide Expo, Brisbane
2015 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing Finalist, Jugglers' Art Space, Brisbane
2014 Stanthorpe Art Festival Finalist, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe
2013 M16 Artspace Drawing Prize Finalist, M16 Gallery, Canberra
Bibliography Jessica Haynes, Pain no barrier to book, Northside Chronicle, 14 October 2015
Unknown Author, Deagon artist wins award, Bayside and Northern Suburbs STAR, 23 September 2015
Emma Le Strange, Divide that line, divide, poem and artwork, To Be Continued Magazine, Issue 6.0, July 2015,
Sohpie Blackshaw, “Emma Le Strange's first exhibition 'Within'”, Creative Drinks, 7 November 2013, http://www.creativedrinks.com.au/emma-le-stranges-first-exhibition-within/

Contact & Keeping in Touch

I would love to hear from you.

emma@emmalestrangeart.com