Through the use of childlike imagery, artist Gemma Holzer reflects upon the universal emergence into adulthood and the interpersonal relationships we hold with one another. Her work reveals the collective loneliness that resonates in our post digital age.
Gemma Holzer's work reflects upon memories, existence, and the passing of time. She discusses these topics through the use of storytelling, using recurring characters and motifs. Within her paintings there is an emphasis on the balance between presence and absence. She implicitly directs the viewer's gaze to traces left behind by an unseen hand.
Holzer deploys saturated colours, smooth gradients, and simplistic shapes to transcribe digital images onto canvas - mirroring the vastness of the digital world.