Emille de Blanche sculptures move in the borderland between the abstract and the geometric. Inspired by subcultures such as punk and graffiti but also drawing inspiration from process art. Materiality often forms the basis of the various starting points that shape de Blanche sculptural works. Her sculptures consist of a collage of various motifs and details from public space, where de Blanche highlights and lifts details from their original context. This allows them to be transformed in her sculptures. The motifs reveal something unseen in a new light, creating new readings and contexts. In her work, de Blanche draws inspiration from a personal archive of different environments, where fragmented memories of places and details form the basis of her work in the studio. Her archive consists of alternative views of the city, of urban interaction and exploration of shared public space. The use of industrial materials is central to her process and de Blanche sees it as a direct reflection of the public environment, emphasising chance and anti-form as important factors in her practice.
Emille de Blanche holds a MFA from Konstfack University College of Art Craft and Design and is based in Stockholm, SE. Her work is represented in the public art collections of the Swedish Arts Council, Region Uppsala, Lidköping Municipality. Previous exhibitions include Härnösands Konsthall (2021), Alingsås Konsthall (2020), Färgfabriken (2020), (X)Sites (2018), GIBCA Extended Konstepidemin (2017), Dunkers Kulturhus (2017), Kiruna Stadshus (2017), Lidköpings Konsthall (2015) and others.
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