Emmie van Biervliet

A Lingering Presence
Emmie van Biervliet
Emmie van Biervliet

Emmie van Biervliet studied art at Oxford Brookes University and then Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 2006. She had already started curating and showing work in Oxford and London with a first solo show in 2005. Her pieces have appeared in a number of books and publications. In 2010 she won the Diana Brooks Award at the Art for Youth Exhibition at the Royal College of Art.

She says her work “Aims to capture the vibrancy, chaos and beauty of distant cultures. It examines the memories and details left by people who are no longer there but have somehow left a ghostly presence or part of their character ingrained in the interior and exterior of buildings.”

Magic realism is an integral part of her paintings. These are formed not only through the use of paint but often intricately layering paper, coffee, gold leaf, parts of circuit boards, spices, lego and other unusual materials collected during her travels. She works from a studio in Bristol in between art residencies and sketching from life. Emmie travels extensively. She has recently returned from the Himalayas exploring and documenting remote Tibetan villages. She has also worked from a cave in Cappadocia, in the mountains of Ladakh, in a car while driving overland to Mongolia and a from beautiful crumbling building in Havana. In 2017, she was living and working on a boat in the Norwegian Arctic circle.

Quantum exhibited Emmie’s work for the first time at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park in 2011. Since then we have taken her work, to great acclaim, to Art Singapore, AAF Hong Kong, Stockholm AFF, New York art fair, Art Hamptons, Art Toronto and Art Palm Beach.

Light on Santiago Cathedral

Light on Santiago Cathedral

Light on Santiago Cathedral
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 17 x 22 ins (42 x 57 cm)
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Light on Santiago Cathedral
Light on Santiago Cathedral
Sailing South

Sailing South

Sailing South
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 22 x 17 ins (57 x 42 cm)
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Sailing South
Sailing South
Porto Contours

Porto Contours

Porto Contours
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  • 22 x 17 ins (57 x 42 cm)
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Porto Contours
Porto Contours
Porto Layers

Porto Layers

Porto Layers
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 17 x 22 ins (42 x 57 cm)
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Porto Layers
Porto Layers
Green Tarajal at Anchor

Green Tarajal at Anchor

Green Tarajal at Anchor
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 17 x 22 ins (42 x 57 cm)
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Green Tarajal at Anchor
Green Tarajal at Anchor
Cappadocia

Cappadocia

Cappadocia
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  • 42 x 30 ins (108 x 76 cm)
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Cappadocia
Cappadocia
An Island of Windows

An Island of Windows

An Island of Windows
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 24 x 32 ins (62 x 80 cm)
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An Island of Windows
An Island of Windows
Arctic Circle, Land of the Summer Sun

Arctic Circle, Land of the Summer Sun

Arctic Circle, Land of the Summer Sun
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 19 x 24 ins (48 x 61 cm)
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Arctic Circle, Land of the Summer Sun
Arctic Circle, Land of the Summer Sun
A Lingering Presence

A Lingering Presence

A Lingering Presence
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 24 x 30ins
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A Lingering Presence
A Lingering Presence
Island Corner

Island Corner

Island Corner
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 17 x 24ins
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Island Corner
Island Corner
London Smoke

London Smoke

London Smoke
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 21 x 29 ins
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    London Smoke
    London Smoke

 

India Maze

India Maze

India Maze
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  • 31 x 22ins
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India Maze
India Maze
Back of the Bazaar

Back of the Bazaar

Back of the Bazaar
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 39 x 31ins
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Back of the Bazaar
Back of the Bazaar
Cette Chanson

Cette Chanson

Cette Chanson
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 18 x 24ins
  • £ SOLD
Cette Chanson
Cette Chanson
Oporto Quayside Wanders

Oporto Quayside Wanders

Oporto Quayside Wanders
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 45 x 25ins
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Oporto Quayside Wanders
Oporto Quayside Wanders
The Old Rabbit Hutch

The Old Rabbit Hutch

The Old Rabbit Hutch
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  • 24 x 30ins
  • £ SOLD
The Old Rabbit Hutch
The Old Rabbit Hutch
Walking Home in Ladakh

Walking Home in Ladakh

Walking Home in Ladakh
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 29 x 33ins
  • £ SOLD
Walking Home in Ladakh
Walking Home in Ladakh
A River Journey II

A River Journey II

A River Journey II
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  • 19 x 23 ins
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    A River Journey II
    A River Journey II

 

St Paul’s Relief

St Pauls Relief

St Pauls Relief
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 31 x 34ins
  • £ SOLD
St Paul’s Relief
St Pauls Relief
Village Life in Ladakh

Village Life in Ladakh

Village Life in Ladakh
  • Oil and mixed media on board
  • 21 x 29 ins
  • £ SOLD
Village Life in Ladakh
Village Life in Ladakh