French painter, Florence Blanchard, is a muralist and screenprinter based in the UK. Blanchard spent 10 years studying science in New York, where she graduated from New York University with a PHD in 2008, this background in science is a big influence in her work.
Her work is directly inspired by her training as a scientist. She uses her knowledge in this field to create abstract works of molecular landscapes, to question our idea of visual perception. In the early 1990’s Blanchard began writing graffiti under the name Ema. Since then her work has evolved in new directions of abstraction, transforming her letters into shapes, providing a frame for experimentation with composition and colour.