Emily Moore: From Berlin With Love

6 November - 1 December 2021

From Berlin with Love by Emily Moore is the first exhibition of the Artist with the Gallery.


This new body of work sees Moore moving away from the mountainous landscapes of previous work towards the urban environment. However, the tension between nature and the built environment, present in previous paintings, is still the driving force behind these new works.


Her new work focuses on the stark facades of modern tower blocks, inspired in part by a trip to Berlin, and latterly, places closer to home. The sharp lines of these modernist forms are overlaid with intricate patterns of leaves and tree branches.


Working directly onto wooden panels, Moore builds her paintings, layer upon layer, masking and cutting out the intricate patterns. These detailed layers overlap and contrast with the flat architectural forms, whilst also revealing glimpses of the expressive abstract paintings beneath. Her work often combines elements of abstract and figurative painting, the expressive brushwork and minimal geometric forms, interwoven with more recognisable figurative details.


Photography is central to Moore’s practice and the starting point for most of her work. Moore uses photography as a way of documenting her experiences, the creative process allowing her to alter and reframe these images to create new, anonymous landscapes.


Moore graduated with a first-class degree from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013. In 2012, she was awarded the Royal Scottish Academy Keith Prize and during her final year was selected for the Saatchi New Sensations Long-list.


Since graduating Moore has been shortlisted for many high-profile art awards including the Griffin Art Prize, the Rise Art Prize, and the Zealous Emerge Art Awards.


Moore has exhibited extensively throughout the UK, including regularly exhibiting at the annual Royal Scottish Academy open exhibitions, where in 2016 she won the Royal Scottish Academy Guthrie Award. Moore’s work is held in many private collections around the world, and she continues to exhibit her work internationally.