The Urgency of the Arts Lecture Series: Emma Talbot
12 February 2020 | 4pm 5.30pm
Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Emma is a Senior Tutor in painting at the RCA. Her work and research explores visual autobiography. Through drawing, painting, installation and three-dimensional making, she articulates internal narratives and personal psychological trajectories and casts them into wider contexts and prevalent contemporary concerns. The imagery in her work is direct and hand-drawn, resulting in immediate, open, inventive representations of what is seen in the mind’s eye. Incorporating her own writing and references or quotes from other sources, Talbot combines painted text, depiction, mark making and pattern to shift the registers and readings of her work between the symbolic, the metaphoric and the everyday. Talbot's work considers complex issues in politics, gender and the ‘natural world’, especially around our intimacy with technology and language. Emma is shortlisted for the 8th Max Mara Art Prize for Women in association with Collezione Maramotti and Whitechapel Gallery, London.