Whenever I sell a stretched painting, I always make sure there is a hanging device on the back of the frame so that my collector’s can hang their new love...
Remember when you used to be cool?
Ha! Yeah...me too.
Life didn’t turn out exactly as you planned it when you were a too cool for school teen, did it? Neither did mine.
Life happened. Living life on the thin line between self loathing and hubris got old. We got old!
But if you, much like myself, have a nagging feeling that there is a bit more to life than wiping snotty children’s noses, worrying about mortages and wether you’ve had enough greens (you never have), I invite you to step into my world.
(One who saunters around observing society.)
I’m Emily, and I’m a self-obsessed flâneur.
I create portraits of fictive people sprung from memories, found images or from people-watching behind dark glasses (a secret speciality of mine).
I love people in general (Not in a creepy way! Keep your pants on!) But people full of quirks, oddities, flaws and unfulfilled dreams, are my favourites.
I'm specifically interested in the modern obsession with self-image and our relationship to health and beauty. (I mean, counting steps? Is that really a healthy usage of our brains' capacity??)
Through my art, I celebrate the ordinary and the beautifully mundane.
You're not alone. I've got your back. I've got your wall.
Interview with artist
What influences do traditional cultures have on your work?
My greatest source of inspiration is just watching people – their facial expressions, their body language, their gait. Before the kids arrived, I could sit at a café or park bench for hours just observing the people around me....
... After five years in Paris (including a term abroad in Krakow, Poland) I graduated with a master’s degree in art direction from the well-known ESAG Penninghen school. And as a plus, I was now fluent in French! Although I loved Paris, and still do, my heart was at home so I headed north back to Sweden...
I have been wanting to learn how to do tapestries for ages, my grandma used to do weave a lot, and crafting with yarn has fascinated me since childhood.
Yes we’ve heard it all before but none the less it’s true. Working with opposites will help you lead your viewers through your artwork. It might look random but if...
“My husband and I have collected art together for the last 15 years, using a strategy based on a mix of love at first sight and gut feeling. When seeing Emily’s work for the first time on Instagram we instantly knew this was an artist to watch but also that we wanted her art on our walls. She has an instantly recognisable style and her subjects tell a story that grabs your interest at first sight but also keep you wondering. We’re happy to support this amazing artist and look forward to getting to know more of her subjects in the future.“