Emily Perry-Musgrave North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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As an artist, I have always been interested in heritage, surrealism and aesthetic curiosities. I am based in York, England and have been educated to a masters level in curating. My website is underthearthouse.com

Emily Perry-Musgrave was born in York in 1993. Having almost no organic intelligence of her own, she naturally turned to creating mediocre-at-best drawings and paintings. During her two years at college studying Art & Design, she found that the juvenile practice of cutting and gluing 2D items together fit her artistic personality perfectly. Since that moment of clarity, Perry-Musgrave has gained a degree in Fine Art and a Masters Degree in Curating from the University of Lincoln.

Her inspirations come from the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Victorian smut postcards and her attempts at escaping from reality.

“I have always been interested in the powerful aesthetic that accompanies surrealism. I began to develop my practice as a surrealist when my work as a photo-montagist naturally progressed. I was interested in manipulating the real and altering the way the everyday was viewed. Surrealism was something that creatively, came very easily to me. I combine the aesthetically beautiful with ideas that can initially produce a range of emotions in the viewer.

I believe in using nostalgia as a juxtaposition in the surrealist concepts I create. I feel that the use of images produced in the past can be combined with a context which is in some ways obscene, to develop and produce art that challenges what we know.

I have always been interested making work that is aesthetically whimsical as well as beautiful to challenge our knowledge of surrealism.“

- Emily Perry-Musgrave

Artwork

Legs

Medium: Collage

Surrealist collage work

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Flowergirl

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Ballet Blue

Medium: Collage

Surrealist collage work

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Tree

Medium: Collage

Surrealist collage work

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Beauty

Medium: Collage

Surrealist collage work

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Commute

Medium: Digital

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Dancers Under

Medium: Collage

Surrealist collage work

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Untitled

Medium: Collage

Surrealist collage work

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Sunbathers

Medium: Collage

Surrealist collage work

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Watering

Medium: Collage

Surrealist collage work

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St Paul & The Mermaid

Medium: Collage

Surrealist collage work

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This One

Medium: Collage

Surrealist collage work

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The Dream Quartet

Medium: Digital Collage
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Goya's Bride

Medium: Digital Collage
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The Last Supper

Medium: Digital Collage
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The Avoider

Medium: Digital Collage
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Response

Medium: Digital Collage
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Mary

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Mirror

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Past projects

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York River Art Market

05/08/2017 to 19/08/2017

York River Art Market - I was there as an artist exhibiting my work in the form of framed pieces, cards and prints.

Dame Judi Dench Walk, York Details

(extra)ordinary objects: memory & narrative

23/07/2016 to 04/08/2016

(extra)ordinary objects: memory & narrative, St Mary le Wigford Lincoln An exhibition based on objects and their associations. Seven Lincolnshire based artists were asked to contribute one object which they feel a strong association and value for, yet the object itself was not known to those closest to them and was not reflected in their artwork. The project is anthropological in nature and ongoing.

St Mary le Wigford, Lincoln Details

Julia Margaret Cameron

14/05/2016 to 18/06/2016

May 2016 Julia Margaret Cameron, The Collection, Lincoln (as curator) An exhibition exploring the archaic language used in Julia Margaret Cameron’s works by asking contemporary artists to respond and create their own interpretations of that language. The exhibition dismantled the idea of the ‘title’ and questioned the artistic value of the title in an artist’s work through different mediums in a contemporary perspective. Artists involved were Angela Chalmers, Laura Heath, Fiona Parkinson, Michelle Forrest-Beckett, Louise Thomas, Melly Em Clark and Ross Oliver. jmctitle.wix.com/titleatthecollection

The Collection, Lincoln Details

Summer Exhibition by ArtBound Community

25/07/2017 to 25/09/2017

Summer exhibition

Art Form Framers, Shipley Details
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