Feelings of love and heartache have been splashed onto canvases for an emotive exhibition arriving in Canary Wharf.
Figurative artist Emma Grzonkowski will bring her striking work to Castle Fine Art from Thursday, October 8 and fans will have the chance to meet and quiz her at the unveiling.
She said the collection was a snapshot of the emotions she suffered after her boyfriend died in a car accident, and is also inspired by films such as Sin City.
The 28-year-old said she harnessed creativity to help “process and overcome pain and difficulty”.
“It was almost a tragic blessing in some kind of way because it was during this point of sadness when my style really began to take shape,” she said.
“I was pulling all the emotion from within myself and transferring it onto canvas, using my own image as a release. It was a kind of therapy, almost.
“Painting was something that couldn’t be cruelly snatched away from me.”
Her work is based on pencil sketches built up with layers of oils and acrylics before abstract stamps of colour are made on top.
She said: “There’s always a deeper meaning behind my paintings and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to explain it all and bring it to life in person during the launch at the gallery.”
Emma will present her collection between 5pm and 8pm on October 8.
The exhibition will run for a further two weeks until October 25.
Pieces can be bought from Castle Fine Art.