Virtual Artist in Residence | Sarah Emily Porter | The Original Online Art Gallery

For the month of September, artist Sarah Emily Porter will completely take over the Contemporary Collective Instagram as our next Virtual Artist in Residence.

We are delighted to announce that in partnership with the Bankside Hotel, accomplished artist Sarah Emily Porter will take over the Contemporary Collective Instagram for the month of September as our next Virtual Artist in Residence.

Sarah Emily Porter specialised in architectural history at Durham University, graduating in 2008 and has since attended Chelsea College of Art graduating with a Distinction in Fine Art in 2016. She now practices as an abstract painter from her studio in Leyton, East London.

Heavily influenced by her previous history degree, her work often has architectural and sculptural attributes but is derived from the traditions and histories of painting.

By pouring and manipulating paint on tilting wooden structures, Sarah Emily Porter practice places emphasis on the process of making by removing the gesture and emotion of the artist’s hand from the final work. Instead, she subjects paint to the forces of gravity and use systems and order to create opportunities for chance to occur, creating a tension between what was and what could be. Through this method of painting, she seeks to highlight the significance and complexity of colour and reveal intricacies in her materials.

During her virtual residency from 4th September - 4th October, Sarah will use this virtual space to share inspiration and give viewers an insight into her practice.

Find out more about Sarah's practice and view her collection of artwork here




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