Artist Statement

Illusion is always in flux. Where does the boundary lie between illusion and reality?

Emma's recent work explores the elusive and abstract in a series of hand built porcelain vessels and wall pieces. The interplay of forms, lines and colour oscillate between the 2nd and 3rd dimension. Advancing and receding colours, scales and depths create a pulse, a movement across elliptical forms, resonating hues and a playful rhythm that approaches the lyrical. The pieces explore a synergy between surface and form, between certainty and elusion that seeks to challenge perceptions, enhance illusions and create ambiguous, intriguing experiences for the viewer.

Emma Cooch is a British artist living and working in Paris, France. She was born in Gloucestershire, UK and attended Cheltenham and Bath Colleges of Art and Design, before completing a BAHons in Cultural Geography with Art History at Exeter University. She went on to qualify as an Art Teacher, and has taught in the UK and overseas alongside developing her practice. Emma recently graduated with a Masters in Ceramics (Distinction) from Cardiff School of Art and Design and now exhibits her work in the UK and France.

Oscillation (detail), 2010, porcelain

Oscillation, porcelain, 2010

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