Sydney based artist Emily Besser is a graduate of the Sydney College of the Arts. Her patchwork-like, colourful abstract paintings sing to possibilities of the spirit elevated through a ritual of repetition. Besser’s process is laid bare within her compositions: line, form and colour (often viscerally imperfect) create a collage effect of paint. Tension and delightful completeness exist within each work.
” I relate to abstract painting as a form of visual poetry. I read poetry to get my thinking and my heart into different spaces of feeling. There is so much space within us. No matter how dull or stressful our surroundings, we have our imagination, and internal spaces that respond to poetry, music and painting.”
Emily Besser has been profiled on the popular art and design site The Design Files. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions around Australia.