Emőke Fábián – The Anatomy of a memory unit (watercolor on paper 34×29,5 cm), 2021
Emőke’s work focuses on the intermediate state between the material and the immaterial, between the constant and the ephemeral aspects of existence.
“Our identity is built from both conscious and unconscious parts, which are manifestations of material and immaterial elements. These elements are either constantly part of our self, or they appear and disappear from time to time. In my understanding Identity is a concept which consists of three aspects: spatial, temporal and formal. My works are constructions of space, time and form which manifest themselves in a free and fluid way.
The illusion of space and the forms are achieved through a specific use of color, and the temporal element is present in a way in which it appears as standing still and flowing at the same time. Identity appears in my work as a construction of external and internal conditions, as a form of controlled chaos or arranged mess.” -Emőke Fábián
Emőke explores abstract layers and movements through watercolor, ink, and oil painting. She invites you to get lost in each layer of her works. What emotions and memories surface for you?
About the artist
Emőke was born in Targu Mures, Romania where she went to the art school. After graduating at the painting department of the University of Art and Design Cluj in 2014, she has been working with color and space mainly in the medium of oil painting and watercolor painting. Lately she has been experimenting with traditional painting methods in order to find new approaches. Her works have been shown in exhibitions, like the online exhibition “Scale” organized by Toronto Six Hundred, and in solo shows at the K’Arte art space in her hometown. She is living and work- ing in Oradea, Romania.