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
Jennifer Campbell and Chloë Manasseh: ‘We’re both interested in the temporal state of the landscape’
The artists talk about how they explore the conflicting psychological and physical states of being ‘grounded’, Manasseh through the diverse landscapes of the desert, and Campbell through the metropolis
The British Line: Group Show
What defines the British national character? The British Line, an exhibition at the Robin Katz gallery of monochrome drawings by some of the greatest British artists from the 20th century to today, hopes to answer that question