Belfast based artist Emic is most known for his use of hands as subjects in his artwork. The hands speak for the human condition; our place in a world inhabited and a world of our own creation.
Painted with precision and texture, Emic’s aerosol techniques draw similarities to more traditional methods of fine art painting. Starting out as most painters do using brushes, he quickly took to aerosols and saw city walls as his canvas.
Street art allows Emic to connect his art with people regardless of social status, background or cultural heritage. This is important because the connections we have to the world around us helps shape our identity as individuals and as a collective.
Emic makes work for the people.