Emma Coulter: Interview

Emma Coulter, construction #9 (shifted pyramid) (courtesy of the artist)
Emma Coulter, construction #9 (shifted pyramid) (courtesy of the artist)

Brent Hallard interviews artist Emma Coulter.

Coulter notes that "opticality and the illusion of form, these things really just happen through the positioning of two-dimensional paint. I guess this is one of the things I’m wanting to work with – the idea of the architectural space being as important as the art in terms of a hierarchy; and that color and the architectural space can be conceptual concerns and ideas alone... Of course, there has always been that illusion of two-dimensional space in art, the old idea or problem of producing illusionistic space, or reducing it to a flatplane is what painting has been all about for centuries. ‘Flat paintings’ have always been part of my practice, they are an important anchor point. It can get quite difficult with the three-dimensional painting, the logistics, and the labor and the nature of being ephemeral…"