‘Beauty is Bankrupt’ by Emma Black
Artist: Emma Black
Title: ‘Beauty is Bankrupt’
Medium: Oil on Cradled Wood
Dimensions: 10″ x 8″
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
“Beauty is Bankrupt is an examination of the subjectivity and objectification of perceived beauty. The visible anatomy acts as a nod towards, and simultaneous contortion, of the idea of true beauty being on the inside; contrasting with the unassuming attractiveness of the flora and fauna sprouting from the surface. The resulting figure is a hybrid transformation of natural entities, creating a dehumanising organism that seeks to feel alien and more akin to an object.” – Emma Black
About the Artist:
Emma Black is a UK based artist. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Westminster with a First Class honours degree in Illustration, and in 2016 from the Cambridge School of Art with a MA in Fine Art.
The unknown, whether an aspect of the physical world or a limitation of the human mind, is the main starting point for her work. Using mainly traditional media and autobiographical themes, her practice explores notions of The Uncanny, human subconscious and our relationship to death and the natural world.