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For an image to feel interesting to me there needs to be an element of discomfort present. I also have a weakness for the absurd, and a lot of my imagery is taken from european medieval imagery, often found in churches. Another source of inspiration is off course  nature, it doesn’t get weirder than that.

The majority of my work is done by hand, for the simple reason that it gives me more pleasure than working on a computer. I enjoy working with analogue printing techniques, such as intaglio printing and linoleum cuts, for the surfaces and structures it provides on the paper. I enjoy painting for the depths of the colours when layers get stacked on top of each other, and I enjoy drawing for the mediums mixture of control and surprise. The analogue image-making is providing something unexpected and rewarding in a way that the digital doesn’t for me.

I live and work as an illustrator and image-maker in beautiful Copenhagen and I have my studio out at Refshaleøen in the creative collective Skabelonoftet. I work to create things that I find interesting and fulfilling on a variety of levels, and my hope is that this will lead me in a positive direction.

https://www.instagram.com/emma.ekstam/

Don’t hesitate to get in contact with me for whatever reason you may have.

emmaekstam(at)gmail.com
+45 – 60 53 33 26

To see stuff I have for sale, visit my shop

http://emmasveaekstam.tictail.com/

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Clients: Bonnier Carlsen, Gyldendal, Natur Kultur, Opal, Rabén & Sjögren, Monki, Scandic, Riksutställningar m.fl

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Education:

2010-2014 Konstfack University of Arts and Crafts, Stockholm, Sweden

2008 Internship at Hatch Show Print, Nashville, USA

2007-2008 KV Konstskola, Göteborg, Sweden

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