Emma Doig graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee with an Honours Degree in Fine Art. Her expressive work combines technical skill with great energy, resulting in fleeting images of the body in movement. She works mainly with large-scale figurative oil painting. She has recently graduated and explains that her work mainly focuses on ideas of transition. "I see transition as a relational experience as everyone goes through a shift at some point. Whether this is an emotional or even physical shift, I communicate these ideas through the illusion of fixed motion or fixed state of being. The figure is captured in mid-air, a mix of colour, turbulent yet serene. Emotions are captured in a flux of movement, yet they are fleeting"
Becoming Undone -
Let go of inhibitions; surrender yourself to the spectrum of possibility
From within, emerge a multitude of experimental contouring and paintwork; the inner becomes the outer through intuitive mark making. Becoming Undone is a series of oil paintings that derived from my personal compulsion to feel unbound from confinement. The figure is captured in mid-air, suspended in a transient state; a flux of fleeting emotion. With a sense of weightlessness, the work communicates a metaphorical jump; caught in transition, the figure is leaping into the unknown. This deep experience may lead to a whole new capacity and perception, even a shift in consciousness. Amidst each freeze-framed physique is a mix of movement and colour, turbulent yet serene. Working mainly with oil paint, I use alternative tools and techniques, leaving the outcome unplanned and spontaneous. The imagery was intentionally altered and borders on abstraction in order to emphasize the beauty and intensity of simply letting go
That moment between the shedding of old feathers and breaking out of the chrysalis; Becoming Undone is an imprint of self-expression.