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.
|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/|
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