Emily Jewel Kane is a visual critical studies student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Emily has a joint philosophy and studio practice, creating oil paintings, glass etchings, and detailed pen drawings that act as an extension of her written work.
With my work, I want to pry into the inconsistencies and illusionistic qualities of the physical and focus on the isolation of our perceptions that are subjugated to metaphysical concepts. With the inclusion of the figure, I want to look into the psychological effects of the pure isolation that we face through perception, and the true void that we exist in due to our inaccessibility to the concepts that govern our existence. As a direct inspiration from Walter Benjamin's "mood of color", the grayscale imagery acts as another form of detachment, and allows the purity of color to remain as a pure manifestation of fantasy and concept rather than an objective property.