Mikas Emil “The Third Dimension - From 2D to 3D”

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Up and coming Danish artist Mikas Emil is hosting a pop-up exhibition for the first time outside of Denmark on February 15th at The Hole in New York.

After two sold out debut exhibitions in 2015 in Copenhagen, Mikas Emil begins 2016 with an exhibition at The Hole in Manhattan.
The Hole is known for spotting up-and-comers and also for hosting crazy opening celebrations for artists across many genres like the A$app Rocky release party. Both widely known and new artists have exhibited at the gallery, with the common denominator being that their work must be groundbreaking and exciting. For example, the Dane Kasper Sonne recently exhibited at The Hole, as well as the intruging artist Katsu, who was behind the brilliant drone-graffiti video that went viral globally.

On February 15 it will be Mikas Emil’s brand new works that cross the Atlantic and bear the critical glare of the huge city with his third exhibition: The Third Dimension - From 2D to 3D. The theme orbits around the process of converting work from two to three dimensions and delves into how feelings can be manipulated over something as cynical as materials. Expect sketches, carvings, sculptures and a mix of all three.

As usual, Mikas Emil offers strong beer and strong sausage rolls and hopes the day runs as casually as his two previous openings.

Through his infatuation with industrial machines, Dane Mikas Emil has discovered a whole new way to work with his art. By allowing the machines to interpret his handdrawn images, limits have been moved and the ground rules for expression in his art have changed.
“Machines can do something that human beings are not capable of, and vice versa. The disharmony and tension can sometimes be something that I feel is so unique that I am forced to develop myself and continue,” says Mikas Emil.

Mikas Emil works not only with images that alternate between 2D and 3D, but also with hand drawings depicting snapshots from his life and what is happening around him. At each moment, Mikas gets inspiration from people and what the eye sees.

“It’s a matter of perception and perhaps a kind of assumption. I do not know what the person I observe is thinking, but I automatically form impressions on who the person is, what the person is expressing in the situation and what this person wants the outside world to think about them” says Mikas Emil.



February 15, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-02-15 from 17:00 to 21:00
Mikas Emil offers strong beer and homemade sausage rolls.


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