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10 emerging artists to watch

10 Emerging Artists to Watch


Jemma Appleby


#1121214, 2016 charcoal on paper

#1121214, 2016 charcoal on paper

Jemma Appleby’s exquisite charcoal and graphite drawings illustrate paired down architectural environments citing utopias and enriched environments as her focus. Geometric lines chart physical impossibility, yet surprisingly, also Appleby also takes inspiration from forests suggesting notions of abstracted landscapes in her monochrome studies.

Studying at the historic (sadly no longer) Byam Shaw School of Art, Appleby has exhibited throughout the UK, awarded drawing prizes, a residency at the British School in Rome, and in 2017 exhibits alongside Phyllida Barlow and Richard Deacon in a group show: ‘Architecture as Metaphor’ at Griffin Gallery, London.

Natalie Craven