Artist EM! (ee-em-ai) is a Psychedelic Pop Fantasy artist whose mixed media works
combine elements of painting, photography, collage, AI generative and motion into digital modern art.
After earning several degrees in art school and practiced in various fields of visual arts including
photography, graphic design, event produce, and installations
before shifting focus to digital art.
EM! is from Tokyo, Japan currently lives and works in Dubai, UAE and exhibits
around the world including Australia, Japan, USA and Canada.
EM!’s work exudes “HAPPINESS” -- the defining emotion constantly on the artist's mind.
Rendered in each painting is an explosively fantastical world full of shroom-headed dancing figures, animals, UFOs, fish, flying carpets, cars, and portals to other realms.
EM! often draws visual references to the icons from other art historical genres, such as the twentieth-century European Surrealist paintings, Renaissance art, Vintage American comics and mid-century pin-up posters.
What brings these disparate elements together are EM!’s unique collage-painting technique and the artist’s command over mixed-perspective composition and colors.
While clearly sharing aesthetic and generational characteristics with Pop Surrealism, EM!’s work stands out for her sensibility to render her imaginary world joyous and full of hope –– quite the opposite of the dark, apocalyptic imagination that pervades the previous century's Surrealism and contemporary Pop Surrealism.