Emma Talbot : Pictures From My Heart
Pictures From My Heart features a selection of extraordinary new drawings made by Emma Talbot, which grew out of a desire not only for emotional honesty but also for a simplification of her working process. The result is a searingly honest series of ‘psychological stories’. There is a lot of telling here of personal memories and recollections. There are images of life and love, of coming home drunk and feeling bad, snippets of Pablo Neruda poetry and quotes from The Smiths all rendered in an elegant European script. In these diaristic drawings time is compacted - the now and then flow in a nonlinear stream, all executed through Talbot’s masterful knowing of her own aesthetic.
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by George Catamint 25.04.10 11:02
So much to contemplate in this show. It has a kind of minimum / maximum aestheticReport this opinion as offensive
by Alex Michon 25.04.10 18:51
A brilliant show - visually stunning the style and colour palettes of these drawings are unique. This is the work of an artist at the top of her game.
These emotionally honest works describe the "stuff" of life - whether it is getting drunk,having sex, feeling sad or just shopping or dreaming.
Look out for the way Talbot manages to suggest "moonlight" to illuminate many of the scenes - genius
a stunning, deeply moving show
by Constance Slaughter 25.04.10 21:25
Emma's beautiful drawings "from her heart" went straight to my heart, opening my eyes to the everyday wonder of a love story, too often taken for granted. The work is both simple and very sophisticated, touching yet never sentimental.Report this opinion as offensive
by Alli Sharma 28.04.10 8:49
Beautiful, intelligent, powerful stuff.Report this opinion as offensive