Born in Karlstad, Sweden 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. In the absence of a steady narrative, his favored anachronistic words repeat themselves, with mantras such as ‘ERASE,’ ‘FEAR,’ and ‘EMPTY’ centering the works with their constant rhythms.
2002 Master of Fine arts from the Academy of Arts in Umeå, Sweden
2003 Guest-student at U.D.K, Berlin, Klasse Tony Cragg
1996-97 Nordiska Konstskolan ,Nordic School of Art, Karleby, Kokkolla, Finland