emma black

beyond the fall

feature exhibition

Opening August 6th, 2021

Arch Enemy Arts proudly presents “Beyond The Fall,” a feature of eight new oil paintings by UK based artist, Emma Black, who writes:

 

“‘Beyond The Fall’ is a series about transformation. Through the passage of time, memories can alter us, they can fly away to leave us forever, be corrupted, or bloom into something new. Whether for good or bad, the figures are in a constant state of change as they embrace both their strength and fragility…The visible anatomy acts as a nod towards—and simultaneous contortion of—the idea that true beauty is on the inside, contrasting with the unassuming attractiveness of the flora and fauna sprouting from the surface. The essential unreality of [the figures]…becomes intertwined with their identities…leading to the inevitability of a new personal understanding.”

We are struck by the effortless precision with which Black achieves this shifting reality. Her mastery of shadow and light creates incredible depth while existing entirely in the foreground. Her application of paint is wonderfully expressive yet tightly rendered, evoking the same “unreality” of her representations. With Black’s work, we are perfectly reminded of the transformation between paint and image, appearance and deception, and all the passages in between.

- written by Candice Lee Smith

FAMILIAR will be physically on view from August 6th - August 28th, 2021.
Sold works will begin to ship the week of September 6th unless other rush shipping arrangements have been made.

All pieces marked with a red dot have been sold.

Most pieces are eligible for payment plan options, email to inquire.

Emma Black
Emma Black

"The Fall" (2021) oil on cradled wood panel 11" x 14" $1200 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"The Garden of Remembrance" (2021) oil on cradled wood panel 8" x 10" $700 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"Visions of a Resurrected Soul" (2021) oil on cradled wood panel 6" x 8" $450 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"When You Drown" (2021) oil on board 5" x 7" framed to 9" x 11" $325 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"The Guardian of Thought" (2021) oil on board 5" x 7" framed to 9" x 11" $325 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"The Ghost Vessel" (2021) oil on board 5" x 7" framed to 9" x 11" $325 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"Sorrowful Alter" (2021) oil on board 5" x 7" framed to 9" x 11" $325 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"Limbo" (2021) oil on board 5" x 7" framed to 9" x 11" $325 USD

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PAST CATALOG WORKS

all items marked with a red dot have been sold

Emma Black
Emma Black

"Hide In The Dream" (2021) oil on cradled wood panel 12" x 16" $1400 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"Victory Fell On Us" (2019) oil on cradled wood panel 10 x 20" $800 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"Forgotten Is The Blessing" (2020) oil on board 5" x 7" framed to 9" x 11" $250 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"Reappearing in Silence" (2020) oil on board 5" x 7" framed to 9" x 11" $250 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"Paper Memory" (2020) oil on board 5" x 7" framed to 9" x 11" $250 USD

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Emma Black
Emma Black

"The Hunter" (2020) oil on cradled wood 16" x 20" $1400 USD

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