The Granite and the Methane VII
This work is made in a mixed technique typical of Emil Holmer. In the process, the artist has mixed woodcut with digital methods. Visual information is distorted, altered, enlarged or overwritten in ways reminiscent of the methods of contemporary electronic music. Read more
To Emil Holmer, painting equals the primitive. Achieving an expression that speaks directly, bypassing words; to understand what painting can do, in contrast to the intellectual, theoretical, conceptual. Basically, it's about the craftsmanship, searching for interesting combinations of colours and shapes, finding the simple and direct. The prints are an extension of Holmer’s paintings, a way to make use of the machines' involvement in the process to challenge the habitual patterns.
Emil Holmer graduated from Umeå Art Academy in 2002. He has exhibited throughout Sweden and Germany - he is, since a number of years, living in Berlin.