Graduating from the School Estienne in Paris and the European School of Visual Arts in Angoulême, specializing in film directing at La Poudrière, Emma has collaborated for the past six years with many artists and her paintings were showed in many galleries during joint exhibitions. Even though “Autumn for Beginners” is her third one-woman show, it’s a seasoned artist that comes before you at The Artworks for an exceptional exhibition.
You will be presented the creative results from the past 6 years of work, mixing personal paintings, drawings and illustrations from book projects («Autumn For Beginners» and «A Day Near Sofia»). It’s a surrealistic and poetical guide through Emma’s inner world and her way to interact with what surrounds her. It is a tale about leaves and it is a tale about life, an artistic attempt to call forth the child that remains in all of us so we can face the invincible and unintelligible nature of ageing.
The artist´s answer is simple yet wise: keep being a beginner as it is your chance to learn and see with eyes wide open. Keep being a beginner as otherwise you will not be able to strive for perfection. Keep being a beginner as this is what we are – never knowing why we are “here” on our way to the inevitable and unknown “there beyond”. Fleeting like leaves.
"When I paint, I fly over a magic garden, full of secrets, that I can illuminate only with the light of the fireflies" — Emma Vakarelova