Familiarity2021, 190 x 145 cm
Emma Prempeh born 1996, London
Emma is a British, Ghanaian and Vincentian fine art graduate from Goldsmiths University (graduating in 2019) and winner of the Alumno/SPACE Studio Bursary award for 2020. She is currently attending an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art under the LeverHulme Trust Arts Scholarship.

In 2019 she was announced winner of The Ingram Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize and shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, becoming a participant in their touring exhibition with her video work ‘Time’ at Leeds Art Gallery and the South London Gallery. In 2020 she exhibited two solo shows ‘Raise Your Glass’ at The Light Box, Woking and ‘The Faces of Love’, Vo Curations, Marylebone, London.

Family and generational continuity is often the subject of Prempeh’s paintings, as relational ties are explored and questioned, through the depiction of her mother and grandmother and their experiences. The search of spirituality enables Prempeh to analyse existential questions that are projected upon her reality; the fear of death, memory, ancestral ties.

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