Emily Platzer (b. 1989, Hampshire, UK) is a painter currently based in Paris. She is a graduate from Falmouth College of Art and received her MA in Painting from The Royal College of Art in 2019.
Emily creates her paintings through a very personal and meditative process, using the beat of Shamanic drums to guide her. The deep, rich colours she uses are mixed herself using traditional techniques and powder pigments. She paints rounded abstract shapes, almost resembling figures, which have a spiritual quality to them. In 2019 Emily was chosen for a residency with The Fine Art Collective, where she further developed her material and colour research. Thinking outside the studio and gallery environment is a large part of her practice, and she has staged projects in Sicily, Corsica and Southern France, exhibiting large scale works outside in balance with nature.
Her first solo exhibition was held in 2020 with Ione and Mann in London. Other recent group shows include; Transatlantico at Mana Contemporary in partnership with Palazzo Monti, New Jersey, USA (2020); The Summer Will Have Its Flies, Subsidiary Projects, London (2019); Something Else, Triumph Gallery, Moscow (2018).
Photo credit: Colombe Clier