Tracing Pathways - Emilie Pugh

Tracing Pathways - Emilie Pugh
29 Mar 2014 - 2 Apr 2014

29. März - 18.30 bis 21.30

2. April - 18.30 - 20.30

www.emiliepugh.co.uk

 

 

 

Emilie Pugh was born in London and studied at The Byam Shaw school of Art London before attending The Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing, Oxford and graduating in 2010. 

Pugh recently exhibited in ‘Interact Deconstructing Spectatorship’ East Wing Biennial at the Courtauld Institute, (2014-2015) in London alongside Julie Mehretu, Bridget Riley and Felix Gonzalez-Torres. ‘Natural Perception’ Group show, 68 Dean Street London, (2013).

‘The Poetry of objects’ Solo Show, St Johns College Dolphin Gallery, Oxford (2010), ‘Morph’, Group Show, North Wall Gallery, Oxford, (2009), Oxford University Press, Group Show,(2009), ‘Box Ladder’ , Group show Modern Art Oxford, (2008)

In her current show ‘Tracing Pathways’ at Kunstahalle m3, Pugh will be exhibiting her recent work made during her 6 month residency in Berlin at Atelierhaus Mengerzeile. 

Here you will see a series of drawings and installations both intimate and all encompassing that explore her interest into temporality; the tension that exists between fleeting moments and the permanent, form and the void, with a particular consideration for the materials she chooses which she uses as vehicles to express these ideas. Pugh often uses unconventional methods of mark making; burning into paper with a lit incense stick, lighting gunpowder onto her drawings, using thread and light and mirrors to create a sense of shifting spaces.

‘I like to combine methods of working that are out of my control; letting the materials work by themselves, then using this as a starting point onto which I impose myself. The slowness of my process allows me to respond to formal relationships as they arise and the immediacy of the drawing process means that my emotional and psychological presence is imbued in the marks and composition.’

Pugh describes the process of her drawings as an introspective journey-‘a mapping of an internal landscape; tracing contours, following pathways, and feeling a way around an unfolding thought or sensation.’ Emilie is interested in giving form to something that otherwise exists purely in an abstract dimension. Unraveling thoughts, neurological pathways, the breathe, a pulse, and attempts to contain them while at the same time making them appear as they truly exist which is in flux and without boundaries. It is for this reason she often works with multiple layers; to give the sense of the form shifting and moving in space in order to challenge that anchored present moment.

“At any given moment there are countless thoughts within each and every one of us that intersect, overlap, influence and distort one another. If we think about how we are thinking then we are aware of this process but we are unable to say what is going on and why. Everything that we experience adds to the complexity of our inner sea and to the world that is always the process of our making.”

 

 

Tracing Pathways - Emilie Pugh
Tracing Pathways - Emilie Pugh
Tracing Pathways - Emilie Pugh
Tracing Pathways - Emilie Pugh
Tracing Pathways - Emilie Pugh
Tracing Pathways - Emilie Pugh
Tracing Pathways - Emilie Pugh

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