Emma Stibbon is ‘artist as witness’ to our landscape and environment on the cusp of change: polar regions; volcanoes; deserts; coastal and urban. Through the alchemy of printmaking Stibbon envelops us in her experiences with monumental woodcuts and tactile intaglio prints. PUBLISHED 9TH NOVEMBER 2019.
Artist(s): Emma Stibbon
Author(s): Meryl Ainslie, Amy-Jane Blackhall, Gill Saunders, Emma Stibbon
Date of publication: 9 November 2019
Publisher: Rabley Drawing Centre & Emma Stibbon
Publisher Location: Marlborough
Size: 293 x 246mm
Total Pages: 104
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour
“Stibbon draws from the printmaker’s prosaic materials images which are marvellous and compelling, images which expand our imagination and leave us awe-struck”
Gill Saunders, Senior Curator (Prints), V&A Museum
Emma Stibbon, Territories of Print, 1994 – 2019 gives an insight into Stibbon as ‘artist as witness’ to our landscape and environments on the cusp of change: polar regions; volcanoes; deserts; tidal edges coastal and cities in transition urban. Through the alchemy of printmaking Stibbon envelopes us in her experiences with monumental woodcuts and tactile intaglio prints, where volcanic ash is crusted embedded into the printing plate. There is a seriousness that underpins this endeavour, in a combination of craft and emotion that is unflinching, raw and questioning.
Emma Stibbon was born in 1962 in Münster, Germany. She studied for her Fine Art BA at Goldsmiths, University of London; and an MA in Research Fine Art at the Univ. of the West of England, Bristol. Stibbon was elected Royal Academician in 2013.