logo studio international
Published 20/07/2015 email E-MAIL print PRINT

Click on the pictures below to enlarge

Click on the picture below to watch the video

Emma Cousin: ‘Humour is the most important thing’

Studio International visited Transition Gallery in east London to speak to Cousin about painting, inspiration and teaching her grandma how to swim

Emma Cousin’s work is rooted in wordplay and daily experience and, while drawing is often her starting point, once the brush touches the canvas, her paintings take on a vibrant life of their own. They ask us not to take the world too seriously and inject humour into the mundane, exploring the unchallenged rituals of the everyday. But a serious question underlies her imagery. Why do we do the things we do?

Interview by EMILY SPICER
Filmed by MARTIN KENNEDY



studio international logo
Copyright © 1893–2017 Studio International Foundation.

The title Studio International is the property of
the Studio Trust and, together with the content,
are bound by copyright. All rights reserved.
studio international cover 1894
Home About Studio
Archive Yearbooks
Interviews Contributors
Video Contact us
twitter facebook RSS feed instagram

Studio International is published by:
Studio Trust, PO Box 1545, New York, NY
10021-0043, USA