SETAREH is pleased to present Meet the Artist, an online series where you will get to know young talented artists and their work. An insight to their practice, connection to art and what inspires them. In this episode we present Emma Løkke.
Emma Løkke uses different materials as carriers, such as wool or voile, including them at the same time as important elements of her works. In several working steps, the artist creates multiple overlapping monotypes on canvases and very thin textiles.
First, Emma Løkke paints, sometimes very pastose, with oil, acrylic and linoleum paint on plastic foils. While the paint is still wet, she creates coloured prints with the help of wooden boards and her entire body, which consequently mirror her gestural and fast executed paintings. Through several superimposed processes, strong depth effects emerge between the colour layers, which are enhanced further by the transparency of the fabrics partially sewn together.