Emet Sosna

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Artist's Statement

In Emet Sosna's painting there is an attempt to appropriate and combine cultural high art painting traditions. In figurative painting there is an idea of expressing oneself and therefore representing a person on a two-dimensional surface, using an artist’s formal language. Addressing this occurrence when this self-representation becomes a visual tradition and therefore an established, assessable and acceptable way of representing and perceiving oneself.

The affect of knowing how to represent one self and others visually brings to question the nature of self-expression. Is the depiction of the person the result of the individual artist’s expression or is it the result of the preconceived expression of previous depictions? Using the cultural art painting traditions and combining these methods becomes a metaphor for expression, identity, history, the individual and the collective.


One, Two Person Exhibitions
2011 Spattered Columns, New York, NY (upcoming)
2005 Recent work, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Garbage Series, People’s Café, San Francisco, CA
2003 Recent Paintings, North South Gallery, Oakland, CA
Group Exhibitions
2011 Because I said so, Booklyn, New York, NY
To: Japan/Love, New York,.., Munch Gallery, New York, NY
ACNY Inaugural Benefit, Spattered Columns, New York, NY
Bayridge SAW, 5th Ave. BID, New York, NY
2010 Aura, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
Denatured, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY
MFA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, 2009
BFA, California College of the Arts, 2004
Amber Whiteside, Artweek, ‘The Man Box and Beyond’ at The Lab, June 2006
Paula Katinas, Brooklyn Dailey Eagle, Art Walk Paints Portrait of Fifth Ave., May 26, 2011