Emma Studd screen prints bold geometric shapes creating pattern. She loves to play with colour and explore how it interacts and overlays in predictable and unpredictable ways. Using hexagons she experiments with the tessellation of form to create a sense of illusion of evolving three-dimensional shapes.
Influenced by Artists from the Bauhaus & Op Art such as Anni Albers & Briget Riley to contemporary Artists Kate Banazi & Frea Buckler. Emma loves the simplification of form to shape and colour and often uses neon and shimmering metallics in her work.
She begins her series of one off screen-printed work by selecting a group of colours she has mixed. Starting with a neutral colour she prints by hand the whole series simultaneously one colour at a time. Through the process the composition emerges and Emma investigates numerous possibilities the shapes can be placed and layered to produce a range of outcomes. She precisely aligns the hexagons bringing cubes to life and control over the chaos.
Studd grew up in Norfolk and studied Textile Design at UWE, followed by a PGCE in Art & Design and has been teaching for 15 years. She is currently at UWE studying an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking