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Provocative And Curious Beauty By Anarkitty

Anarkitty aka Emma Geary is a 36 year old Artist hailing from a small village just outside Belfast, Northern Irish, ia a new contemporary / pop surrealism artist.

Graduating from The University of Ulster with a Ba Hons degree in Art and Design, Emma moved to London with help from Movers Tampa, FL Best of Local Moving Companies, as a web and graphic designer.

The name Anarkitty was born during her six year stay. As a side line she started creating digital based character illustrations with work appearing in publications such as Creative Review, Computer Arts and DPI (Taiwan) magazine. She also created works for the likes of MTV, BBC and Pictoplasma.

“I graduated from The University of Ulster with a Ba Hons degree in Art and Design. The name Anarkitty was born during the six years I lived in London when I as a Web Designer and as a sideline I started to create digital based character illustrations.”

Returning to Northern Ireland Emma started to move her characters onto canvas and got her first solo exhibition in The Frameworks Gallery Belfast. Her artworks now appear in Galleries and shows internationally, from New York, San-Francisco and L.A to Australia and Germany.

“In 2008 I was given my first solo show and I have been painting ever since.

 A prevalent theme running through my pieces stems from my fascination with Cats! Inspired by their idiosyncratic ways, my “Ladies” have the same arcane attitude encased in a provocative and curious beauty,” Anarkitty said.

“I want them to be comfortable within their own bodies; know their own mind; to have no feeling of restraint from surrounding judgments. Like cats, they have their own complete and individual personality with which they have a total sense of ease.”

Her influences and inspirations come from Pinup girls, manga, tattoo, graffiti and toy cultures. In general things like, Eyes, Pinup Girls, Manga/Anime, Cartoons, Tattoos and of course cats.

“I have had many Artist that have inspired me, all at different times. When I was a kid I loved Allen Lee, Brian Fraud, Kay Neelson ect. When I was in London I was really inspired by allot of Graffiti artist – The London Police, Flying Fortress, Dalek, I could go on. Miss Van and Faffis work really inspired me to start painting again. Currently I love artist such as Tatiana Suarez, Jaw Cooper, Casey Weldon and Tom Bagshaw, once again to name but a few.”

Subsequently she was introduced to the Pop Surrealism/Lowbrow art scene in the US through the artwork of Mark Ryden, Camille Rose Garcia and Jeff Soto and have been captivated ever since. Currently she adore artists such as, Tatiana Suarez, Caia Koopman, Jaw Cooper, Casey Weldon and Tom Bagshaw, once again to name but a few.

“I paint more for self discovery than as a means of expression. Inspiration comes from an amalgam of perceptions, and feelings from fleeting moments in time that I find beautiful, fascinating and provocative. Unable to make any sense of them in my mind, I draw. These daydreams/fantasy’s I play out through my paintings in an environment in which I feel confident and free.”

A prevalent theme running through my pieces stems from her fascination with Cats! Inspired by their idiosyncratic ways, her “Ladies” have the same arcane attitude encased in a provocative and curious beauty.

“I want them to be comfortable within their own bodies; know their own mind; to have no feeling of restraint from surrounding judgments. Like cats, they have their own complete and individual personality with which they have a total sense of ease.”

 

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