If you’re in Berlin, don’t pass up the opening reception of Emil HolmerDead Letters at Galerie Michael Janssen on March 12, 6-9 p.m. Emil’s painting are dark, featuring body parts, distorted figures, and weapons yet colorful and full of firework-like explosions of paint.

The large format paintings are violent image symphonies, in which the density inherent in every depicted scene creates a blur, straining the viewer’s eyes. Drawing on such areas as psychopathology, fear, power, sexuality and the body, Emil Holmer is strongly influenced by pop culture, midway between the horror film and the comic strip.

What: Emil Holmer – Dead Letters
March 13, 2010 – April 22, 2010
Where: Galerie Michael Janssen, Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse 26,10969 Berlin