Overview

"I'm a tireless explorer. If I become too comfortable and feel I know too much of a subject, I get bored.  What I am constantly seeking for, needs to be unknown to me.  Creating my art is about playing and exploring freely.  If I am asked to describe my work, I can only come up with words such as: liquid, energy, shapes, rhythms, playful, nature's wonders, curiosity, contemplation, poetry, freedom, meaning, longing, and intuition."


Emma Larsson was born in Sweden in 1977. Since in her teenage years, she had her own art studio. She now lives and works in Stockholm. Even though she went to art school for a few years, between drawing, painting and sculpting, she considers herself self-taught, an outsider, experimenting with all kinds of materials.  She is a tireless explorer. In her creativity, when she gets too familiar and comfortable, she gets bored and seeks for new and unknown paths. Her work is in constant flow. It can be described as poetic, playful, contemplative, intuitive and intriguing.

For her, painting is about playing freely, without intellectualizing the process or the result. The creation comes from a flow of energy, memories of nature, and freedom. None of it is planned or determined, it is solely intuitive. She describes her creative process as the synergy between the artist, the material and an unknown presence, that she calls “force”.  She is not analytic. Emma’s paintings are purely intuitive, they source from pleasure and freedom. She starts with a blank paper and follows the flow. In her spare time, she walks in the virgin forests surrounding the city she lives in. She finds most of her inspiration in nature’s shapes, colors and patterns, leading to abstract and moving forms in her paintings.  
 
In the last few years, Larsson gained exposure and interest from all over the world including those of art critics and renowned art collectors. So far, her works have been exhibited in Sweden, Denmark, UK, USA and South Korea. She has done numerous collaborations in different mediums with high-profiled brands such as H&M/COS, SOHO House London, Rahel Comey, Artpieces, ShowStudio (Nick Night and Bex Cassie), Martimore House London, Anamika Khanna and more. Larsson has also been featured in Wrap Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, WePresent by WeTransfer, Women's Health Magazine USA, REVS Magazine, Chor Data Magazine USA and more.
 
She has been part of multiple group exhibitions and will have her first solo show with Simard Bilodeau Contemporary in Los Angeles this September 2022. Her works have also been exhibited at the LA Art Show 2021 and 2022, and more art fair participations are planned in 2023. 
 
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