A dash of white strikes the canvas in harsh lines, softened with a wash of moss-green in Homage to
Milkweed, whilst in The Promise, a single curve of red pierces through a monochromatic mix of white and black. This complex visual language allows Belfast-based Emma Berkery to process the human experience. These artworks evoke inner and outer landscapes, highlighting the artist’s commitment to abstraction that resists singular interpretations. The materiality of paint is explored through Berkery’s symbolic palette and organic forms, contrasting between the controlled conscious and free subconscious imposition of structure and gesture.
Image Credit: Emma Berkery, Homage to Milkweed (detail), (2022). Oil on board. 25cm x 25cm.