Title: In my dreams I mean my reality (2023) Size: 15.7 x 11.8 in; 40 x 30 cm Medium: Oil stick, acrylic paint, pastels, graphite, charcoal, collage on canvas
Emma Labattaglia is a Contemporary Artist with a background in Fine Arts Painting. She finished her studies in Melbourne-Australia, and Italy in 2003. Emma grew up from a young age watching her Opa draw and paint in his backyard studio. With a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, he shared with her his creative world. She knew it was the one thing she loved to do. Emma went on to create an illustration business, working in fashion and poster art.
Emma now resides and creates her art in a coastal town about an hour from Melbourne, working out of her home studio surrounded by rugged ocean and bushland. She is inspired by the organic beauty versus the manufactured beauty humans have created. Emma explores the conflict she has with this reflection.
By using a wide array of materials as well as presenting natural forms in a synthetic way, and vice versa, Emma presents her abstract view of the natural and man made world.