Gemma Holzer

American, 1996
Gemma Holzer
Textile 刺繡, 133 x 98 cm
Gemma Holzer
acrylic and oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm
Gemma Holzer
acrylic and oil on canvas, 140 x 105 cm



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 makes large scale paintings that use brightly colored acrylic and oil on canvas. The paintings have a vibrant and flat quality that mimic the online realm. Her art is a transposition of digital drawings into physical painting. Flat, and profoundly still, the images exist as vacuums of time. These overly saturated scenes suggest memories of youth.

Her work explores themes concerning interpersonal relationships, loneliness and reality, through the use of childlike imagery. The paintings are an escape from reality; the intention being to take the viewer into a make-believe virtual world.

Holzer’s work revolves around a fetus-like character named PinkBoy, who inhabits worlds appropriated from existing cartoon imagery. PinkBoy is a self-portrait; a personal avatar; a depiction of childhood. He is placed within the artificial worlds to consider issues around being human in today’s age.

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Gemma Holzer, Together Again, 2021
Textile 刺繡, 133 x 98 cm
Gemma Holzer, Dreams in Violet, 2021
acrylic and oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm
Gemma Holzer, Alone again, 2021
acrylic and oil on canvas, 140 x 105 cm
Gemma Holzer, Glitch, 2020
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 122 x 153 cm
Gemma Holzer, Floating, 2020
Acrylic and oil canvas, 120 x 160 cm
Gemma Holzer, Drifting, 2020
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 105 x 140 cm
Gemma Holzer, Chemical X, 2020
textile, 106 x 133 cm


Art Fair
Art Taichung 2021
Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 05, 2021
Millennium Hotel Taichung | 8F-12F

TING TING ART SPACE brings the creations from multiple emerging artists overseas. The highlight of the exhibition is the bathroom which was built by artists Judas Arrieta, Oscar Llorens, and Viktoria Veisbrut.