Emily Lockren

I use a systematic approach to painting that involves an intensely controlled working practice, where I test the physical limits of paint by carefully building up layers of small marks to form a gradation of tone across a flat surface. I value craftsmanship skills in art and want the precision brushwork I use (reminiscent of egg tempera painting from the 15th century) to invite the viewer closer so that the understanding of the work comes from being intimate with it. I start out with a representational image but over time the marks become more exaggerated and my paintings often end up having strong abstract qualities, however core themes central to my work include the fragile nature of life and a sense of infinite detail. read full statement

Location South London, South East