Emma Cownie

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"Urban Minimal" - Her style of painting is influenced by American realist painters who paint the quiet and the still, and revere a certain treatment of light and colour such as Edward Hopper, Jim Holland, John Register, Frank Hobbs and Contemporary Minimalists such as Christopher Benson. She explores simplified forms, the interplay of the geometry of shadows and man-made structures and the tension between the 3D buildings and the 2D shadows.

"Emma's paintings paintings capture the fleeting moments of day and night in the Swansea streets. A very strong visual impact is derived from bold blocks of colours and an expressive palette that is widely used in modern art and pop art. I observe some tranquility and alienation in a busy city, almost draw a subtle connection to the pieces of Edward Hopper."

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