Emil Holmer

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Artist Bio

Emil Holmer (b.1975) Emil Holmer explores the origins of language in brightly colored abstract paintings that incorporate traditional mediums, like oil and charcoal, with collaged scraps and spraypaint. His works appear at first chaotic, but derive unity through use of repetitive forms and existing symbols, revealing Holmer’s quest to evoke a primordial experience of signs and communication. Born in Karlstad, Sweden, Holmer studied at the Academy of Arts in Umeå and at the UdK in Berlin, where he was a guest student in the class of Tony Cragg. In recent years, Holmer had several solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Australia and South Africa.

Curators' Special

Part of the curatorial selection of Nadim Samman.