Born in 1982, Brightonarian artist, Emma Stone Johnson explores contemporary abstraction using a soft, rich, liquid palette of diffuse and tonal colour. Her lyrical handling and delicacy of controlled strokes result in intricate channels of sinuous and dynamically expressive markings.
After studying a BA in Textile Design at the Chelsea College of Art, Johnson realised that responding to set briefs was not “her thing”. Instead, the artist decided to venture into the world of fine art, being accepted into the prestigious RCA painting school she has gone on to produce a mass of commissioned work and is currently debuting her first London exhibition at Chelsea’s Pontone Gallery.
Ahead of this week’s Frieze Arts Fair London, we interview Emma in an exclusive interview about her practice, inspirations and how she found her distinctive style.