Imperfectly Perfect and Perfectly Imperfect – Emmanuel Polanco


Emmanuel Polanco pulls together beautifully striking images from the detritus of life. Rough edges, textures, flourishes of ink and  visual ephemera are reassembled  with a mind tending towards imperfection.

A suggestion of the darker side of human nature permeates much of Polanco’s collage.  His use of surrealist imagery is a perfect fit for the texts of the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud.  Penguin commissioned the images shown here to accompany new editions of his texts.




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Emmanuel Polanco
240, rue Championnet
75018 Paris, France

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