Interested in the concept of liminal space, Emma Coulter creates expansive paintings that leap from the wall into the physical plane, utilising saturated hues to enhance this metaphysical element. The colours that Coulter uses play off relationships based on placement, proportion and adjacency in response to space to create prismatic realms where imagination can take hold.
For this exhibition, Coulter will be creating site-specific works that continue the theme of painting as an expanded field, relating to the concept of chrominance. As an approach to painting, chrominance unites site, colour and space, while also alluding to colour being a dominant substance, rather than as a secondary element to the work.
Through her approach to colour and painting, Coulter deliberately controls our experience – spatial elements will be revealed, destroyed and reinvented, defined by the site and situation, creating an interstitial space that exists between place and painting.
Coulter is currently undertaking her Master of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne and also holds a bachelor of Visual Art from the Queensland University of Technology. Coulter has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions Threshold (2014) Five Walls, Melbourne, and Viscerality (2011) Kunstraum Tapir Gallery, Berlin, as well as numerous group exhibitions, including No Werk (2014) Trocardo Artspace, Melbourne, Abstractions, (2013) Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney, and The Space Between (2011) Neukolin, Berlin. Coulter was a finalist in the Windsor Prize, 2014 and the Sydney emerging artist 20/20 program in 2013 and is a recipient of a Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship (2014). In 2015, she will also exhibit in Brooklyn, New York City at CHASM gallery. Her work is in collections at Artesian Capital Management, Citigroup Wealth Advisors and Tower Books, as well as numerous private collections in Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany.