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.