About

Emil Sellström, born 1981, is a Stockholm based artist with a designer/illustrator background.

Emil’s work can be described as bright, dreamy and surrealistic. Often with a touch of humor and escapism in the mix.

“I don’t really get my inspiration from a specific era or style. Rather, random objects unintentionally inspire me in my surroundings. Like a pack of chewing gum or a feeling I get when listening to music”

“I often drift away in my visual thoughts, my mind fills up and I have to get it out. The only relief is to make small thumbnail sketches. I make on an average 40-100 a day, and some of these thumbnails become final pieces”.

Emil got his bachelors degree in character animation in 2009, previous to that he worked as a designer and illustrator. In recent years Emil has gone from working as a designer and art director at MTV to his current job working as an art director at a gaming company.

Selected feature interviews:

https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/emil-sellstrom-beer-gifs-160317

https://ballpitmag.com/portfolio/emilsellstrom/

 

NEWS AND EVENTS:

Part of the exhibition Beer Culture at Garage beer Co 2017 (Barcelona)

Exhibition at Carousel 2018 (Stockholm)

Part of the exhibition A slice of heaven at NRW Forum 2018 (Germany)

Exhibition at Carousel - Summer Emptiness 2018 (Stockholm)

Afordable art fair 2018 (Stockholm)

Exhibition at Paloma Dolores 2019 (Stockholm) Ongoing

Exhibition at The Flying Elk 2019 (Stockholm) Ongoing

Exhibition, Simon & Emil Art Bash 2019 (Stockholm)