Emilie Pugh

1988
- Present

Emilie Pugh was born in London in 1988 and studied at Byam Shaw School of Art and at the Ruskin School of Art and Drawing at Oxford University.

Emilie Pugh’s work is guided by an interest in the interconnectivity of all living things. It draws on systems of belief from the spiritual to the scientific, the micro to the macro and the conflicting or confluent universal forces that govern them. She experiments with a wide range of mediums and processes and often uses unconventional methods of mark making. For the past few years she has been honing the technique of burning into Japanese paper, perforating holes or scorching the surface with a soldering iron, often stacking several panels together to create a multilayered three dimensional artwork.

‘Everything is in flux, evolving, growing, dying and dissolving in a perpetual cycle. I am compelled by the tensions that exist between the transient and the permanent; between form and the void, and what is material and immaterial.’ Emilie Pugh

Emilie Pugh has exhibited internationally with solo shows in London, Berlin and more recently Mumbai with Galerie Isa – ‘Patterns of Consequence ‘, (2023).  She has shown in group exhibitions and art fairs in Europe and the USA. In 2013 Pugh was awarded a 6 month residency at Atelierhaus Mengerzeile in Berlin. Her work is in the collections of The Dorchester Hotel, The Nobu Hotel and Soho House.

She currently lives and works in London.

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