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:
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)
Exhibition, Simon & Emil Art Bash 2019 (Stockholm)