Emek's Biographical Information
Emek lives in many worlds..His art shows it. Born a decade after the 60's, he was nevertheless
influenced by 60's culture and counter-culture. Emek was raised in an environment that supported
his crazy artistic aspirations. Both his parents are artists too!
His first poster commission was for a unity rally after the L.A. riots of 1992. It was a concert/rally
held on Martin Luther King Day. The poster was a success and Emek was on his way to bigger things.
appreciate the creative freedom this medium allows me because the bands
generally give me total freedom as long as I advertise
the show info. I am allowed to dip into the recesses of my imagination
and see what spills out onto the page. This allows me to be my
own art director and I am able to experiment with different concepts
and styles to keep things fresh. Today's disposable culture paves
the way for tomorrows nostalgia...I'm just trying to make it
Psychedelic 60's imagery
collides into 90's post industrial iconography. To this collision of
organic vs. mechanic worlds are added Emek's humor, social
commentary and fantasy and even in the smallest details there are
Emek's artwork is originally hand drawn, then silkscreened for the
actual concerts and events. Most are printed in limited editions of
300. He signs them too! His visual style has graced music posters from
BB King to the Sex Pistols! Emek has painted album covers for Neil
Young and Pearl Jam as well as for many punk and alternative bands. He
was invited to exhibit at the opening of the Rock & Roll Hall of
Fame "History Of Rock Posters" exhibition
and has been featured in national and international magazines. Emek
also recently painted a music cover
for the Washington Post and had a alumni exhibtion at his university.
His work is also permanently
displayed in Hard Rock Cafe's the world over.
Bio Courtesy of Emek