Eemil Karila is an artist from Finland. He was born in 1978 in Rovaniemi. He lives and works in Berlin. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2002 and received his Master of Arts from the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. At first glance, Emil Karila’s recent work is a celebration of the environment and nature, with plants as the main subject. They speak for themselves, a tribute to the earth on which we stand. A statement in itself. A critical vision of the notion that humanity is above all other species.
Karila paints directly on thick uncoated linen. The process resembles the making of a fresco, where all the paint and pigments are drawn out, making the act of painting a slow process but one that accentuates the intensity of the pigments. Karila also draws with thick oil bars on the ink-soaked canvases, creating a vivid surface. The slowness of her work process fits well with the representation of nature, as it operates on its own timetable. To write the style of the artist, his technique is similar to several painting movements. A mixture between abstract art with an influence of pointillism and an inspiration for impressionism. His painting shows elements that fit into these categories of paintings. There is enough of an element to his style that his creations can uniquely and independently fit into these boxes.