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Emma Hartman









With an arsenal of saturated hues, gestural brush marks, and drips, Emma Hartman takes a fresh approach to religious imagery. She invites the viewer to explore the pilgrim's narrative with the goal of a new understanding of these narratives.

Emma Hartman is a visual artist and teacher working in Greenville, SC. She received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Bob Jones University and her MFA in painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, GA.

Emma describes her work:

The pilgrim seeking the heavenly realm enters a life mysterious, a journey bewildering, a battle infernal, foot-washed in God-blood and supernaturally upheld. This journey often demands a physical revelation to comprehend the spiritual. As such, this series of work investigates the artist's transitory pilgrimage, her search for new understanding of ancient narratives, and the cathartic practice of responding to mystery with mystery. 

 The medium of painting acts in legacy of the Western world's inheritance of religious art. Realized on canvas and wood panel, this series features acrylic and oil images synthesizing contemporary brushwork with Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque motifs. 


Fine Emma online at www.emmahartmanstudio.com and on Instagram @emma_hartman


 

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