Emerging artist Emma Doig produces mainly large-scale figurative oil paintings with a focus on the idea of transition. Her expressive work combines technical skill with great energy, resulting in fleeting images of the body in movement. From within each painting, emerges a multitude of experimental contouring and paintwork; the inner becomes the outer through intuitive mark making. Her works derive from a personal compulsion to feel unbound from confinement.
She explains her work:
“I see transition as a relatable experience as everyone goes through a shift at some point. Whether this is an emotional or even physical shift, I communicate these ideas through the illusion of fixed motion or fixed state of being. The figure is captured in mid-air, a mix of colour, turbulent yet serene. Emotions are captured in a flux of movement, yet they are fleeting. Each mark in itself is an imprint of self-expression.”
Doig graduated from DJCAD in 2014 with a BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art.