Rosie Emerson is known for her beautiful depictions of women. Emerson’s figures draw reference from archetype’s old and new, from Artemis to the modern day super model. Depicted as solitary figures, these women are objects of desire trapped in enigmatic images of both irresistibility and impotence. She creates work that is ethereal but also has an earthly tone from using natural materials such as charcoal, ash and bronze powder.
Imitate Modern has known Rosie Emerson for a year and she has exhibited in two of our group shows, most recently The Carnival of Colour.
In May Emerson has had solo show with the Hang-Up gallery and this summer she has set the world record for the largest cyanotype ever produced (46.81 square metres). What a successful year it has been for Rosie!