Emma Webster’s expressive paintings

This is the work of Oakland-based artist, Emma Webster. Her strong and colorful abstract paintings explode with expressiveness across the canvas. In a statement by Emma, her “work is about the eventual distancing between people – the slow separation where the ones we love most become unknowable. The presence of pairs in my work evokes an unspoken distance – that we may be with, but never truly of another. Even when together, my self-contained abstractions, like us, yearn for a sense of closeness that perhaps we once had but have since lost.”

For a great inside look into Emma’s process, check out this short video by Maxwell Hawes IV for her show at Stanford University about a year ago.

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