exhibition view
Emma Talbot, Stepping Into The Unknown, 2020
75 x 40 x 48 cm, mixed media
A Crash in Fast and Slow Motion, 2020
400 x 300 cm, acrylic on silk
Emma Talbot, N.N., 2020
35 x 51 cm, watercolour on Khadi paper
Emma Talbot, N.N., 2020
27,5 x 40,5cm, watercolour on Khadi paper
Emma Talbot, N.N., 2020
25,5 x 38 cm, watercolour on Khadi paper
Emma Talbot, Talking To Nature, 2020
46 x 76 x 41 cm, mixed media
Emma Talbot, N.N., 2020
25,5 x 38cm, watercolour on Khadi paper
Emma Talbot, N.N., 2021
29,5 x 41,5 cm, watercolour on Khadi paper
Emma Talbot, Brussels Dream, 2017
118 x 81 cm, acrylic on silk, branch
Emma Talbot, Too Log Has Been Spend Living in Shadow, 2019
125 x 77 cm, acrylic on silk, branch
Emma Talbot, Snakes Raising, 2017
186 x 650 x 262 cm, mixed media
Emma Talbot, Safe Space Shelter For Today, 2018
200 x 180 x 160 cm, mixed media
Emma Talbot, N.N., 2020
30,5 x 40,5 cm, watercolour on Khadi paper
Emma Talbot,The Body Breaks Down, 2019
30,5 x 40,5 cm, watercolour on Khadi paper
Emma Talbot, N.N., 2020
37 x 48,51 cm, watercolour on Khadi paper

Through drawing, painting, animation and sculptures, Emma Talbot explores the inner landscape of thoughts and emotions based on her own experiences and memories. These subjective responses are then cast into wider narratives, addressing prevalent contemporary concerns. The shift of registers and readings of her work between the symbolic and the everyday, the autobiographical and the collective, is expressed in the intertwining of text and image in a form of visual poetry.

The relationship between the physical presence of the work and the fluid nature of the subject matter is reflected in Talbot’s choice of materials: hand-drawn and painted onto silk or paper, her images convey immediate representations of her thoughts, sometimes surprising the artist by revealing things that are unconscious. Large paintings on silk in multi-panel installations are suspended from the ceiling, while the mixed-media sculptures transfer the female spirits of Talbot’s drawings to dreamy landscapes, where they are depicted in acts of gathering, journeying and exploring. In her animations, which the artist taught herself how to make during the first lockdown, hand-drawn landscapes of natural beauty, rich with floral and bodily forms, are punctuated by the artist’s poetic texts and accompanied by an other-worldly soundtrack of percussive rhythms, electronic melodies and wailing vocal intonations.
(…) fragment from Pressrelease Cenre Pasquart, Biel

Talbot is part of “The Milk Of Dreams” curated by Cecilia Alemani, La Biennale di Venezia 2022, Venedig.

Talbots works are included in the following public collections: Abu Dhabi Bank, Bob and Susan Summers Collection USA, City of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, David Roberts Collection, J. Sainsbury Plc, Saatchi Collection, Stephenson Harwood, TI Group, Unilever, University of the Arts London: Special Collections. Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Fries Museum NL, Arnhem Museum NL, KRC Collection NL, AzkoNobel NL, Waltham Forest Collection, Arts Council Collection, Guerlain Collection Paris, British Council Collection.

Durch Zeichnung, Malerei, Animation und Skulpturen erkundet Emma Talbot die innere Landschaft ihrer Gedanken und Gefühle, die auf eigenen Erfahrungen und Erinnerungen beruhen. Diese subjektiven Eindrücke werden dann in umfassendere Erzählungen eingebettet, die sich mit wichtigen zeitgenössischen Themen befassen. Die Verschiebung von Sprachebene und Lesarten in ihrer Arbeit zwischen dem Symbolischen und dem Alltäglichen, dem Autobiografischen und dem Kollektiven kommt in der Verflechtung von Text und Bild in einer Form von visueller Poesie zum Ausdruck.

Die Beziehung zwischen der physischen Präsenz des Werks und der unbeständigen Natur des Themas spiegelt sich in Talbots Materialwahl wider: Von Hand gezeichnet und auf Seide oder Papier gemalt, vermitteln ihre Bilder unmittelbare Darstellungen ihrer Gedanken und überraschen die Künstlerin bisweilen mit der Enthüllung von Dingen, die ihr selber unbewusst sind. Grossformatige Malereien auf Seide hängen in mehrteiligen Installationen von der Decke, während die Mixed-Media-Skulpturen die weiblichen Geister aus Talbots Zeichnungen in traumhafte Landschaften versetzen, wo sie in Akten des Sammelns, Reisens und Erkundens dargestellt werden. In ihren Animationen, deren Erzeugung sich die Künstlerin während des ersten Lockdowns selbst angeeignet hat, werden handgezeichnete Landschaften von natürlicher Schönheit, reich an floralen und körperlichen Formen, von poetischen Texten der Künstlerin unterbrochen und von einem überirdischen Soundtrack aus perkussiven Rhythmen, elektronischen Melodien und klagenden Gesangsintonationen begleitet.
(…) Auszug Pressetext Cenre Pasquart, Biel, 2021

Exhibitions

Selected exhibitions

 

Centre Pasquart, Biel, CH
12.09.-21.11.2021
www.pasquart.ch
“Ghost Calls and Meditations”

exhibition view
Emma Talbot, A Crash in Fast and Slow Motion, 2020
400 x 300 cm, acrylic on silk
exhibition view
exhibition view
exhibition view
Emma Talbot, What Are We?, 2021
265 x 274 cm, acrylic on silk,

 

DCA, Dundee, Schottland
14.04.-21.08.2021
www.dca.org.uk
“Ghost Calls”

 

Circa Project, Picadilly Circus London, UK
1.-31.03.2021
www.circa .art
“Visions for a hopeful Future”
4 episodes, public screening

Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
2.10.-26.11.2020
www.eastsideprojects.org
“When Screens Break”

 

 

Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, NAK Aachen
22.10.-03.12.2017
“Open Thoughts”
www.neueraachenerkunstverein.de

CV

Emma Talbot

 

* 1969
in Stourbridge, UK
lives and works in London

1993–95
Royal College of Art, London, MA Painting.
1988–91
Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, BA Fine Art (First class)
1987–88
Kent Institute of Art & Design, Foundation in Art & Design

 

Fellowships/Awards/Residencies

1995-96
Rom Grant, British School at Rome, Italy

2018
Bryan Robertson Trust prize

2020
8. Max Mara Award for Women

2021/2022
residency in Italy on behalf of 8. Max Mara Award for women

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2022
Max Mara Award exhibition, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Max Mara Award exhibition, Collezione Maramotti Italien, Italy
Human Experience, Kunsthalle Giessen, Giessen, Germany
Meditations, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2021
Ghost Calls And Meditations, Centre d’Art Pasquart, Biel, CH

2020
When Screens Break, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
Gost Calls, DCA, Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK
Emma /Ursula, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2019/20
Sounders of the Depths, GEM, The Hague, NL
Art Night 2019, Commissions William Morris Gallery, Mirth Marvel and Maud, London, UK

2018
21 Century Sleepwalk, Caustic Coastal, Salford, UK
Nicolas Krupp, Basel, CH
Woman-Snake-Bird, Onrust Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2017
Open Thoughts, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, DE
The World Blown Apart, Onrust Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
Stained With Marks Of Love, Arcadia Missa, New York USA

2016
Time After Time, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Unravel These Knots, Freud Museum, London, UK

2015
Step inside Love, Domobaal, London, UK
Memories Turn to Dusk, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2013
Means of Escape, Mrs Rick’s Cupboard at Primary, Nottingham, UK

2012
Bad objects, Little deaths, Transition Gallery, London

2011
You would cry too if it happened to you, Kusseneers Gallery, Antwerp, BE
The Solo Project, Basel (Kusseneers Gallery, Antwerp), BE
A Sheffield Song, Bloc, Sheffield, UK

2010
Pictures from my heart, Transition Gallery, London, UK

 

Group Exhibitions

2022
The Milk Of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani, La Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Venedig, IT
Visions or Waking Dreams, with Melike Kara, Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, Julia Steinigeweg, Emma Talbot, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, DE
fundamental occurrences,  with Sophie Ullrich, Anna Karkar, Emma Talbot, Monica Mays, Emma Hart, Mike Boursheid, Maren Florin, Carlotta Bailly-Berg, Nosbaum Reding, Brussels, BE

2021
The Great Invocation, Garage, Rotterdam, NL

2020
Winter Light, Hayward Gallery, Southbank, London, UK
We Can’t Go Back, Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam, NL
Displacement, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Not Without My Ghosts, Hayward Touring, incl. Grundy Gallery Liverpool, Millenium Galleries Sheffield, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea

2019
Just So Stories, Nosbaum reding, Luxembourg, LU
Starhawk ´s Backyard, Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam. NL
Do You Keep Thinking There Must Be Another Way, Mimosa House, London, UK
All That the Rain Promises, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2018
From the Inside Out, Drawing Room, London, UK
John Moores Painting Price, Walker Art Center, Liverpool, UK
Virginia Woolf an exhibition inspired by her writings, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK
touring to Pallant House, Chichester and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Journeys with The Wasteland, Turner Contemporary,Margate, UK
Solitary Pleasures, Freud Museum, London, UK
Rumpy Bees & Pumpy Blooms, Klosterpresse, Frankfurt, DE
Some Islands, Coleman Projects, London, UK

2017
CONDO, Arcadia Missa, London, UK

2016
MAC International Ulster Bank Prize, MAC Belfast, UK
Telling Tales, Collyer Bristow, London, UK
Ghost On A Wire, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore
John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Comic Tragics, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, AUS
Endgame, Turps Gallery, London, UK
In Neuen Räumen, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2015
DRKRM, DAM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Grafics Interchange Format, 25 years of Focal Point Gallery, Soutend-on-Sea, UK
To Go Too Far, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
In Miniature (Mrs Rick´s Cupboard) Small Collections Room at Primary, Nottingham Contemporary, UK
Drawing Biennal 2015, Drawing Room, London, UK
Auction of Desire and Longing Disco, Transition Gallery, London, UK
Contemporary, UK Birmingham Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

2014
Mind The Gap, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
Drawn together: Artist as Selector, Celebrating 20 years of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, UK
Notte Bianca Valletta, City Lights, Valleta, Malta
Emma Talbot, Selina Scerri, Tom Estes, Notte bianca Valletta, Ritz Arcades, Valletta, MT
Art in the home #2, York, Contemporary Art Society North, Invited by Moira Innes AND Mark Doyle (detail), H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Outrangeous Fortune: Artists Remake the tarot, Exeter Phoenix, Hayward Touring, UK

2013
Atomic, Transition Gallery, London, UK
Art Britannia, Madonna Building, Miami, USA
Drawing now, (Kusseneers Gallery), Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, FR
Random House, Arcadia Missa, London, UK
All the dead dears, ww Gallery, London, UK
Drawing 2013, Biennial fundraiser, The Drawing Room, London, UK

2012
John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Selectors: Iwona Blazwick, George Shaw, Alan Yentob, Liverpool, UK
I wish you well, Vegas Gallery, London, UK
The perfect nude, Wimbledon Space, London, Spacex, Exeter, UK
Me and my shadow, Kate Macgarry, London, UK

2011
Told, Hales Gallery, London, UK
The life of the mind, The New Art Gallery, curated by Bob and Roberta Smith) Walsall, UK
Outrageous fortune, curated by Andrew Hunt, Focal Point Gallery, Southend/ Hayward (touring) Pulp fictions, Transition Gallery, London, UK
Drawing 2011, Biennial Fundraiser, The Drawing Room, London, UK

2010
Party!, The NewAart Gallery, Walsall, UK
Family viewing & Broodwork project,Trajector, Bloom Hotel, Brussels, BE
Outland, Vegas Gallery, London, UK
Dough & Dynamite (curated by Kobetsvasey), Mcaslan + Partners, London, UK
Untitled, Nieves Zine at No.12 Gallery, Tokyo, JP

2009
One cannot be thwarted by Antidisestablishmentarianism, Primo Alonso, London, UK
Drawing 2009 Biennal, The Drawing Room, London, UK
Storytime, Gallery North, (Emma Talbot, Dexter Dalwood, Francesca Steele, Christina Kolaiti), Newcastle, UK
Awopbopaloobop, Transition Gallery, London, UK

2008
Painted room, Transition Gallery, London, UK
The walls in three places, White Nave, Dover, Kent, UK
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, UK

2007
Top Ten, 39, London, UK
Painted Ladies, (Eleanor Moreton, Emma Talbot, Rose Wylie) The Surgery, London, UK
The Craft, Cathie Pilkington/Emma Talbot (in association with Marlborough Fine Art), London, UK
Transition Gallery, London, UK

2006
The Craft, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone, UK

2005
Sugar Drops and Acid Candy, Transition Gallery, London & Foster Fine Art, London, UK
Thy neighbour’s ox 2, Space Station 65, London, UK
G:love, 28 Lange Strasse, Augsburg, Germany

2004
Prub Crawl, 39, London, UK
Gothmoth, Transition Gallery, London, UK
Something strange, Aine Museum, Tornio, FI

 

Private and Public Collections

Abu Dhabi Bank, Bob and Susan Summers Collection USA, City of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, David Roberts Collection, J. Sainsbury Plc, Saatchi Collection, Stephenson Harwood, TI Group, Unilever, University of the Arts London: Special Collections. Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Fries Museum NL, Arnhem Museum NL, KRC Collection NL, AzkoNobel NL, Waltham Forest Collection, Arts Council Collection, Guerlain Collection Paris, British Council Collection, Collection of Gabi and Wilhelm Schürmann.

 

 

 

Publications

Sex Fantasy 2015

edited by Petra Rinck Galerie and Domobaal
95 x 61,5 cm folded in slipcase 24 x 31 cm
Edition 90

€ 600 + VAT + shipping

News

La Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Venedig
“The Milk Of Dreams”
curated by Cecilia Alemani
23 April-27 November 2022

Kunstverein Friedrichshafen
“Visions or Waking Dreams”
group exhibition with Melike Kara, Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, Julia Steinigeweg, Emma Talbot
01.04.-29.5.2022

Nosbaum Reding, Brussels, BE
“fundamental occurrences”
group exhibition with Sophie Ullrich, Anna Karkar, Emma Talbot, Monica Mays, Emma Hart, Mike Boursheid, Maren Florin, Carlotta Bailly-Berg
31.03.-07.05.2022

Kunsthalle, Giessen
“The Human Experience”
solo exhibition
25.11.2022-19.02.2023