Rosie Emerson, born in 1981, is a contemporary artist working almost exclusively on representing the female form. Emerson’s figures draw reference from archetype’s old and new, from Artemis to the modern day super model. Each solitary figure becomes an allegory of her own fantasy.
Her prints, using unusual materials including charcoal powder, ash and sawdust, shift the focus of printmaking from precision and replication, to creation of unique, hand-finished prints with subtle texture. Her Cyanotype works enable her to montage objects, with real size photographic negatives. Using the UV light from the sun to expose objects directly on the surface, she explores the interplay between painting, collage and photography.
Emerson graduated in 2004 with a BA(Hons) Fine Art from Kingston University.