Britty Em is an Australian International selling artist, who works mainly in large scale acrylic paintings. Charming audiences with her colourful and playful portraits of iconic women, and everyday objects dressed up in opulent patterns and symbolism, the work takes audiences on a journey through the seemingly familiar, yet extraordinary.
“Working with acrylic on canvas, I paint the ordinary in an extraordinary setting. I find it artistically liberating to bring out the whimsical in everyday objects, enticing the viewer to reflect on the unassuming yet charming environment around them. My most recent work leans towards the concepts of escapism and consumerism that we as a society are led to believe is always an increasing goal, and that our happiness fundamentally depends on obtaining material possessions. In moments of hardship we tend to be overindulgent in an attempt to satisfy our insatiable urges, seeking solace in sugary treats and designer goods. Birds are a totem throughout the work as a creature that is often lured by shiny objects, not unlike human beings, which begs the question “Is this act of consumerism really that unnatural?”