Emily Noelle Lambert’s process grows intuitively from her personal lexicon of images—hundreds of drawings of figures, places, objects, or situations that she has randomly registered either consciously or unconsciously at some point in time. Functioning as triggers for the formation of fantastical narratives, Lambert juxtaposes these images in a surprising and inexplicable manner, in turn imbuing them with context and significance. For her, every form, line, and color is a step in a long process of discovery that unfurls reflexively upon the surface of the painting.
While some of Lambert’s paintings focus mainly on a single figure or scenario, the current works present several simultaneous narratives of witty interactions between figures and landscape, characterized by bustling energy and activity. As the subjects are mostly derived from her personal experiences and subconscious occurrences, the viewers are often left to trace the paintings inner-logic and construct their own interpretation. Thus, both artist and observer are forced to relinquish power to the drama of their own psyche—allowing internal forces to take control and give form and meaning to their very own visual experiences.