Emma Verhulst Belgian, b. 1994

Overview
Emma Verhulst is a visual artists, based in Antwerp. She graduated in a master visual arts with great distinction at Sint Lucas (Antwerp, 2016).
 
In the work of Emma Verhulst, the visual interpretation of her surroundings is central and, possibly a remnant of her training as an illustrator, storytelling still lies at the heart of her artistic practice. She starts from an intuitive drawing, uses the associations it evokes as a guide and uses narrative techniques to arrive at a moving image. Her drawings/paintings/prints are characteristically fragmented and tend to depict dreamlike impressions of stories, inserting clear representations in an alienating context. By confronting the viewer with a non-linear universe that is both familiar and strange, her work focuses on the banalities and (mis)communications of the everyday, often with humour as a subversive tool.
 
Recently, the artist had a duoshow at Ponti Gallery, Antwerp (2022) and an artist residency at WIELS, Brussels (2021).
 
“I have the feeling I cannot have an overall view on the world and on the world my work evokes anymore. My work will always lack an absolute grammar, a perfect agreement. The viewer is confronted with a universe that is at once familiar, strange, ordinary, fascinating and disturbing. The works concentrate on the banality (…) of everyday situations and I often include humor as a subversive tool.”
Works
  • Emma Verhulst, Untitled, 2022
    Emma Verhulst
    Untitled, 2022
    Silkscreen and oil on canvas
    185 x 130 cm
    € 3,000.00
    Emma Verhulst, Untitled, 2022
    € 3,000.00
  • Emma Verhulst, Untitled, 2021
    Emma Verhulst
    Untitled, 2021
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    200 x 140 cm
    € 3,800.00
    Emma Verhulst, Untitled, 2021
    € 3,800.00
  • Emma Verhulst, Untitled, 2022
    Emma Verhulst
    Untitled, 2022
    Oil, acrylic and paper on canvas
    200 x 140 cm
    € 3,800.00
    Emma Verhulst, Untitled, 2022
    € 3,800.00
  • Emma Verhulst, Untitled, 2021
    Emma Verhulst
    Untitled, 2021
    Oil pastel on paper
    20.7 x 14 cm
    € 850.00
    Emma Verhulst, Untitled, 2021
    € 850.00
Installation shots