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Posted 11.02.16

Gallery Shorts | Emma Neuberg

By Sarah Packer

Kicking off our Textile Design season in the Gallery is an exhibition showcasing the work of London-based textile artist Emma Neuberg. This exhibition focuses on the role of geometric form, abstraction and pattern and the perceptual and spatial effects of these on fabric, paper and screen.

Emma Neuberg is a British artist who trained in Printed Textiles at the Royal College of Art gaining a studio-based PhD in the subject in 2000. Her work explores the language of fine art, textiles and the sequencing of these in digital media.

Emma was invited to the Gallery to showcase her latest works with a focus on colour, light and resonance dynamics and how these vibrate and interrelate on the two-dimensional surface.

Materials are stitched, painted, drawn, printed, stretched and virtual and each piece informs the next in a continuous cycle of development, progression and meaning.

The combination of new technologies with modernist traditions and intergenerational narratives creates a depth of sonority and story in Neuberg’s work that makes it an exciting and significant chapter in the development of western European traditions and the overlap between fine art and textiles.

We catch up with her to find out about multidisciplinary working, the current state of textiles and fine art, and the process and inspiration behind her solo show here at The Gallery.

With thanks to Emma Neuberg and show sponsors Digetex and Textiles Hub London.

Filming and editing by Robert Marshall and Aden Barwick of Round One Films Ltd – BA (Hons) Film graduates.

Music by Jewellers.

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