Emilie Inger Camilla Branford
Newcastle Univeristy Fine Art Graduate
Emilie Inger Camilla Branford, born 1998, is a multidisciplinary artist from Kent. She graduated from Newcastle University in 2020 with a First Class BA Honours in Fine Art.
Emilie’s art practise is influenced by her multi-cultural heritage; the product of an English father and Swedish mother. Emilie enjoys creating conceptual artwork that takes inspiration from both these cultures. By blending artistic disciplines and materials, she creates unique hybrids that are reflective of her own identity.
Emilie explores the human psyche through her artwork. She believes that to appreciate the lightness and beauty in life, it is paramount to express the darkness of the human experience that are universally shared. The resulting artwork is sinister and haunting in nature, yet profound and touching.
During the winter lockdown of 2020, Emilie was inspired to delve back into memories of her childhood in order to escape the harsh realities of the restrictions. She began to explore nostalgic images and motifs which continues to feature in her current practise.
To make her art accessible, she loves to include story-telling through mark-making and narrative text.
Her instagram is @_twoshoes,