As the we all begin to take our first tentative steps into the new decade, now is the perfect time to be looking to the future. Unit London has always been a forward thinking institution and we’re delighted to start the 20’s by announcing affiliations with two exciting artists in their 20’s!
Oh de Laval’s ribald erotic expressionism captures a rough, savage emotion. Her figurative compositions are influenced by film noir and French new wave cinema and aim to encapsulate licentious psychological undercurrents. Laval’s preoccupation with sex leads her to create illustrative, prurient scenes. Laval’s self professed manifesto dictates that the painter should have an inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life; they should explore old artists’ ways of living rather than studying their way of painting and they should never ask for feedback on an unfinished painting – other opinions will affect the work and the artist will end up trying to please others.
The Devil Made Me Do It, 2019, Oil on canvas
Stocking Stealer, 2019, Oil on canvas
Emily Marie Miller (b. 1991, St Petersburg, Florida), splits her time between Pennsylvania in the north and Florida in the south. Miller studied sculpture at the University of Florida, graduating in 2013. Miller moved to New York in 2015 and, in the summer of 2018, was included in the group show Seed, curated by Yvonne Force, at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York City. Since then, she has participated in group shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Düsseldorf, and her work has been published in ArtMaze Magazine and Playboy. Miller recently had her debut New York solo show during the fall of 2019 at Barney Savage Gallery in Tribeca.
Mother, 2019, Oil on Canvas
The Space Beneath the Rose Garden, 2019, Oil on Canvas