Untitled I,II, III, IV, V & VI

Untitled I by Émilie-Christine P. Newman

Media: Silver Gelatin Print

Artist Statement:

Spring 2009 is a series depicting the deterioration of the artist’s mental state during a period of her life that resulted in her being hospitalised for severe mental health issues. Each image exists both as a standalone piece while also contributing to the overall narrative. All of this played out during a time in which “normality” was an increasingly fluid and elusive concept, slipping further and further out of reach, almost to the point of disappearing entirely. What transpired almost a decade ago remains invisible, leaving no physical traces to be seen by outside observers but, as ever, the scars of such a struggle remain branded within; kept secret, kept safe.

Untitled II, III, IV, V & VI

About the Artist

Émilie-Christine Newman is a Canadian artist living and working in London, UK. She completed her MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2016 earning her the Bernice Goodwin Prize for excellence in performance. Her practice is highly gestural and is built around themes of loss, mortality and rebirth. Overall, her artistic practice has served as a means of expressing her experiences and frustrations with a variety of chronic illnesses and mental health issues.

You can view more of Émilie's work at www.instagram.com/emilieluxul

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