Emma Harling, born 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a textile designer and artist currently based in New York City.
She has an experimental approach to image making, combining a variety of mediums such as painting, printmaking, drawing, and is especially interested in fiber techniques historically regarded upon as women’s craft.
As a commercial textile designer, Emma has created prints for a wide variety of fashion labels, including but not limited to Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, H&M, Gwen Stefani, Monki, Anthropologie, FILA, and Prabal Gurung.
She co-founded gallery Nya Skolan in Gothenburg, and received the SWEA Mona Johnsson scholarship in 2014. She has exhibited in Sweden and in the United States.
Born in Ystad Sweden in 1984. With an educational background in Photography, Art, Journalism and Graphics. Focusing mainly on art photography and poetry. For the past ten years, living and travelling abroad, working on both private and collaborative projects. With an extensive interest in dance, philosophy and human rights.
My work tend to touch subjects such as belonging, distance and sense of self in relation to the surrounding. I get inspiration thru out the meeting with new people and the encounter with strange places and unfamiliar ground. Currently working on a project focusing on light frequencies and geographic vibrations.
Emma Bäcklund (born in Gothenburg, Sweden; lives and works in London UK) is an artist who’s practice is primarily expressed through the form of the still image and lays in the slippage between an absence and presence of the bodily, a play between liquidity and form.
Her work regard consequences of the image culture with aspiration to confront established ideas relating to form and the corporeal. With inspiration impending from movement, the work is often conveyed within the still image. As a viewer, one is left to fill a void which could be perceived as a subtle performance. The use of black and white photography and printed life-size reflect this bodily experience. Furthermore, her ideas explore the performance of the everyday, gesture and the choreographed movement as opposed to the inherent. Ideas are informed by contemporary dance, neuroscience, behaviour and philosophy.
She is currently studying MA Photography at the Royal College of Art in London (2017).
Photograph by Zelé Angelides