Emma Black a.k.a. googoogilly is a 27-year-old freelance artist, designer and illustrator currently based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. Emma received he BA (Hons) in Illustration from University of Westminster in 2012 and MA in Fine Art from Cambridge School of Art in 2016. She works primarily in pencil, paint and monoprint, with a nice mix of digital elements. “The unknown has always interested me, whether it is something in the physical world or a limitation of the human mind,” Black says. “Using mainly traditional media and autobiographical themes, my practice explores notions of The Uncanny, human subconscious and our relationship to the world around us.”
I am a process artist who creates work through experimentation of media and techniques. In my work I hope to show a curiosity not just about the concept being illustrated, but the process and journey that the work undertakes – to me the development and sketchbook work is of paramount importance to the route and formation of the final work. I enjoy the juxtaposition of combining tight and detailed images with spontaneous processes such as Mono Print, to create pieces that are both loose and restricted at the same time.