I am trying to explore many identities in our visual memories.
To see the start of the new creation in the apparently unconscious meanings.
To realize the link between the image and its possible wording in our thoughts and realities.
I always appreciate the sharp-eyedness in many people shared deep insights about art and human knowledge.
Their visions could have a more dynamic contemporary aesthetic value, learning and therapeutic effect.
A work of Art is always for me as a step further in the no man’s land of our past, and future lives.
Above and beyond what you should expect of it.
A bridge to other realities.
my new artworks series, called waterLines, are part of my research into the strange encounter of different realities.
within the everyday, dreams appear as metaphors, images, surprises. Newborn, they push towards the surface, emerging like small boats drifting the waves.
these dream-crossed images are part of my exploration of personal memory, ID , falsehood and our times.
because art is an invitation to read life on several levels.
waterLines juxtaposes life’s mix and flow – the familiar shot through with the irrational – with the wildness below, and the transforming power of metaphor to change everything.
pictures, viewpoints, photos are all daydreams: the pure flowers of imagination.
they are not exactly ‘black and white’.
what’s happening while we’re looking at the sky?!
One of the mixed media paintings , I participated in the Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition, London, UK, 4 th July 2015.
I contributed with my artwork for the front page of the second novel of the poet, author and educator Leslie Tate. - leslietate.com
I displayed this portrait, oils, moved by Sue Hampton / www.suehamptonauthor.co.uk /, an inspiring children writer and educator.
With the name of her book 'The Waterhouse girl' in my show 'Waterlines' 2011.
Sue Hampton ... Sue was runner-up in The People's Book Prize 2012 with TRACES, making the top three. Congratulations Sue!!!
'Head and Heart' by Leslie Tate, poet, author, educator is dedicated to his partner Sue Hampton.
You could read more in his webpage: http://leslietate.com/head-and-heart/
31 Jan - 18 Feb
In the Main Gallery
Maria Emilov’s rich and subtle images use cityscapes, reflective surfaces, photographic fragments and textured colour to point towards the super-real, the daydream and the deeply personal.
This exhibtion will be supported by Sue Hamtpon & Leslie Tate’s exhibtions in the Cabinets - who are working alongside Maria on the IT’S MY SHOW project
31 January to 18 February
(Mon to Thu: 10am to 9.30pm; Fri: 7pm to 8pm; Sat: 10am to 1pm and 7pm to 8pm)
Tabula Rasa , Curated by Evonne M Davis
Curated by Evonne M. Davis
March 21 - May 16, 2009
Opening Reception March 21, 7-10 PM
with fully illustrated color catalog, essay by artist Ryan Schroeder
Artists: Dave Beck, Katrina Bello, Michael Davies, Brian DeLevie + Isshaela Ingham, Gary Duehr, Maria Emilov, Jonathan Franco, Brian Gustafson, Erik Hanson, Emily Henretta, Greg Leshé, Casey Lynch, Carol Petino, Kara Rooney, Ryan Schroeder,
Joshua Schwebel, Travis LeRoy Southworth, Ian Summers, Alexis West
JUSTICE, POLICE & STATE - an exhibition of artworks by Maria Emilov
18th March – 31st March 2009
Opening Party: 18th March 6 - 9pm
Marie Lloyd Bar
Hackney Empire Theatre
291 Mare Street
London E8 1EJ
Hackney Empire Theatre’s Marie Lloyd Bar is pleased to announce a solo show of artworks by UK based artist Maria Emilov on view from 18th March – 31st March 2009. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, 18th March from 6pm – 9pm. The public is invited and all are welcome.
Maria Emilov’s art is a deep evocation of the hidden feelings of the ‘hunted’ and ‘the estranged’. She takes us back into that lost ‘other country’ where we meet the real self, locked in behind the familiar norms of social and cultural identity.
Her collages of familiar cityscapes reveal a surprising ‘under-image’ that exists behind the linked and painted photographic surfaces. The result is artwork that can be read on several levels, a re-imaging of everyday life that peels back appearances to reveal a series of meaningful signs and symbols.
Maria’s work draws on both the constructive and destructive powers contained within the magic of human creativity. She is particularly interested in the notion of time and ‘anamnesis’ – the bridge back to memory, social meanings and philosophic truth.
For further information keep an eye on
The show is inspired by some of the themes in David Oluwale’s The Hounding on stage at the Hackney Empire Theatre 24 March – 28 March 2009.
The 18th March Opening 6-9pm will feature entertaining readings from two writers who work with Maria: Sue Hampton and Leslie Tate, authors of five published novels.
Am participating in the Aesthetica Goldsmiths' Event, Monday ,30th March, Goldsmiths' College, London
Be there at 19.00pm for a sparky
and passionate show with music,
improvised drama, readings and interviews.
Monday March 30th
15.00 - 21.00pm
Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW
Richard Hoggart (main) Building
Event held along back corridor
and in rooms 142, 143 and 137a
My work and research in Memory and Art guide me to start shaping my new project Mask. I am showing an originator model of it at the international arts forum -
I do enjoy currently showing some of the works on the net. It gives me many different insights to what I am doing and searching in achieving with it.
The painting, you see, is entering my different vision of a portrait and the message behind.
I had my reason to include it in my new project about art and memory and I finished it a while ago. I called it BEHIND.
More about the story with it, it will follow later.
T’S MY SHOW! Interactive workshops
Maria Emilov, with the writers Sue Hampton & Leslie Tate
All-ages mixed-media workshops where three authors/artists will fire you up through talk, writing, film, art then present your work in a public performance.
Come along and meet three artists / writers who will help turn your feelings into images and words.
- Imagine and develop a character
- Use the Wall of Imagination
- Share your nicest thought of the day
- Enjoy your chosen activities: talk, art, writing, poetry or film
Show who you are - or the people you imagine - with a wall display, scrap book, reading / performance, poster, object collection and appearance in a short film!
Find a new skill: the exact word, the breakthrough image, the creative spark
With artist Maria Emilov you will make yours drawings/painting/photos book with a collection of ‘found’ objects.
Sue Hampton, children’s author three times praised by Michael Morpurgo, will tutor children and young adults to write with depth and feeling.
Leslie Tate will show adults how to enjoy/write great poems, to read them in public and to develop strong, original character-led stories.
3 Workshops: Sat 19 Jan, Sat 5 & 12 Feb
Art and Culture
The Cultural Arts Magazine
PO Box 371
5 January 2008
Maria Emilov has been named one of only 40 finalists in the first ever Aesthetica Creative Works Competition.
Aesthetica Magazine is a British-based arts publication with bi-monthly issues covering art, literature, film, music and theatre. Established in 2002 Aesthetica has grown to be sold throughout WH Smiths, Borders and university bookshops nationwide and, in March 2008 the company added a second publication to its fold, the Aesthetica Annual.
The first Aesthetica Annual is available through Borders stores nationwide and will showcase the very best in new artistic and writing talent. The Annual has been comprised of the winning entries of the Aesthetica Annual Creative Works Competition, which received an astounding five thousand entries up until its closing date in August 2008.
Aesthetica editor, Cherie Federico has seen the Aesthetica Competition grow exponentially since its conception in early March: “It’s been amazing to see the response to the Aesthetica Annual Creative Works Competition among writers and artists, and it’s great to see there is so much enthusiasm for creativity, not only in the UK but around the world. I started the competition to provide an outlet for all the budding artistic and writing talents who would contact me on a daily basis. I saw so many amazing pieces of work that the creation of a special Annual seemed inevitable, but it has been surprising to see just how far the competition reached.”
Notes for Editors
• The Aesthetica Annual is available from Borders stores and the Aesthetica website now.
• Aesthetica Magazine is published bi-monthly and is available through WH Smiths, Borders, University Bookshops and Galleries.
• The 2009 Aesthetica Annual Creative Works Competition is now open for entries of poetry, fiction and artwork.
• Cherie Federico is available for comment on behalf of the Competition judges.
• For further details or images please contact