Hadassah Emmerich’s pictures are noted for their strong use of colors and large size. She makes noticeably large pictures that incorporate various materials and techniques. With charcoal, ink and acrylics, she creates different layers in her compositions that produce an intriguing atmosphere. Her colorful pictures are a projection of her desires and dreams that focus on beauty and horror, hopes and fears, dreams and hallucinations. During a trip to Indonesia she was confronted with her roots, an experience that turned out to have a large impact on the development of her work.
Hadassah Emmerich’s latest work features profuse colors and floral motifs. In her lustrous imagery she seeks not only to feature exotic flowers, but also links to the beliefs and rituals of Indonesian culture. Recognizable elements are linked by lines that curve their way around vegetation. Sometimes she hides words or sentences between her images. Growth, prime and decay are fused together in her work providing it with a poetic and mysterious character.
After her studies at the Fine Art Academy in Maastricht, Hadassah Emmerich followed a postgraduate study in Antwerp. In 2005 Emmerich finished her study at the Goldsmith’s College in London and obtained her Master in Fine Arts. Emmerich had shows at the Museum for Modern Art in Arnhem and the GEM, Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague and the Museum of Leeuwarden in 2005.
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