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Emma Wilde Edition


Emma Wilde

Crownhill, 2011


Artist Emma Wilde has created a series of two limited edition prints to coincide with our summer 2011 exhibition New Art MK, an exciting group exhibition by eight emerging artists from Milton Keynes.


About the Artist

A love of the natural environment and the influence of film permeates much of Emma Wilde’s work. Often working from film stills and her photography; the cinematic tradition influences how these images are selected and constructed.  Scenes of often unsettled, separate places record the movement of a world unwatched, rendering it distant, other and timeless. By utilising certain angles or scenarios a cinematic veneer is set up in the work, where it might feel as though you are looking-in through a lens upon a story. 


About the Work

Emma has focused on the uncluttered landscape of her hometown of Milton Keynes. Its clean lines, modernist architecture, long straight roads and endless grids and roundabouts are all conjured up in these prints, which depict a New City that has matured. The city's original minimalist mould has been embellished by the cracked paving, stained concrete and over spilling flora and fauna, which characterize an environment that ebbs and flows like any other.


This swelling of life is perfectly captured in Emma’s roundabout illustrations. These roundabouts sprout from the road, festooned with wildlife, appearing as if uninhabited islands, existing in a liminal space on the edge of an expanse of traffic and tarmac. Circumscribed in this way the roundabouts are microcosms for the challenges many ecosystems face in urban environments. But they are also playgrounds of the imagination where something more primitive is remembered, felt and sought.


Find out more about the artist


Emma Wilde

Crownhill, 2011


Softground etching on Somerset Satin


Edition: c.35

Size: 380mm x 570mm



Related Exhibition

New Art MK
Eight Artists From Milton Keynes