Collection: Emma Jelk

Emma Jelk, born in 1990, has a background as a tattoo artist and active in the world of computer games, which characterizes her artistic universe. Self-taught and with a strong and distinct artistry, she describes her work as follows:

"The only common thread I myself manage to see in my painting is that I want to paint everything. Maybe because I think I see something in a moment, often an everyday one, something that is experienced as huge in the everyday. And to be able to pick out that particular moment, to study its details is amazing to me.

I need the moments of the great to try to keep the distance from the other. Darkness, nightmares and the feeling of impending disaster. That feeling chases me through life, and through its constant presence the images emerge as if to create some kind of balance between the dark and the light.

Between despair and joy. Between doom and the breathtaking realization of the greatness of life. A place I can be and stay in."