Emil Holmer

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Get to know Emil Holmer

Emil is full of raw energy and force

“I would rather make a failure that has energy than a safe success.”

Emil Holmer began his love affair with art when he discovered a book by Salvador Dali. Born in Karlstad in 1975 before living in Stockholm and now in Berlin, the painter strives to create work that is disturbing, uncanny and possesses some form of beauty. Holmer’s body of work has its historical roots in post-war abstraction, pop-art and concretist art, and features a collage of colours and textures that are forcibly fused together. Holmer has created what he describes as “future paintings” for Absolut Art. Rather than to use the traditional medium of paint and canvas as his tools of choice, he opts for unexpected materials such as foil and plastic glitter strings that are combined together by a digital scanner.