Emanuel is a professional artist working in a wide range of media. She has been artistically trained since she was ten, she won third place in an international painting competition when she was eleven, and has had several international exhibitions. She was a contributing artist on the Guinness record-breaking longest painted canvas in 2006. Her current work has been featured in the movie “Opening Night”, published in Art Out magazine, and she has been painting heritage murals across Toronto and London (ON).
Emanuel is currently studying Visual art at York University in Toronto, and managing her personal practice, and company, within the busy student life. Her most recent work explores the way we perceive objects, introspection and trying to find new ways to represent form by using different mediums. Her previous interest was inspired by political struggles in eastern Europe, and she often engaging in a social critique. However, her main focus remains personal expression and giving form to her inner world.
By combining the classical beauty, philosophy and artistic technique acquired in my years of study in Europe, and the contemporary conceptual/emotional perspective of artistic knowledge acquired in The West, I have achieved a negotiated unity of two very different worlds. Within my practice I incorporate many different art historical landmarks of style that inspire and guide me to new possibilities, I make use of elements from the rich past and diverse present in order to envision a possible artistic future. Pushing the artistic envelope further, while having a strong foundation in the past is the only way to launch new successful artistic concept.
I am strongly influenced by the materiality and effect of the medium an how it can guide the an art piece. I'm motivated by a strong and diverse creative drive that do not allow me to limit myself to any one medium of expression. I am interested in the process of teaching, sharing and learning art as a way to constantly evolve and as an artist, energize artistic pursuits, and help individuals connect with art on a deeper level.
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