Emil Sennholz's approach to art stems from his desire to help man develop, better, and refine the world around him. Even in childhood, Emil focused his creative nature on problem-solving as well as artistic outlets. He enjoyed learning how nature impacts us, whether we choose to realize it or not. The boldness and subtlety of nature became integral to Emil's approach when creating art.
Emil is a Slippery Rock University Bachelor of Arts graduate who majored in Art (2012). His studies ranged from metalsmithing and pottery to drawing and printmaking. After a year traveling, learning Asian culture and absorbing Asian artistic influences, he returned to the United States. Shortly after his return, Emil met successful sculptor James Myford, who offered advice and encouragement.
Emil regularly explores the contrasts of nature through painting abstract works on canvas. In this medium, he enjoys deep hues, inventive methods, large canvases, and ingenuity in spontaneity. His art is adaptive and fluid, blending colors and unusual contrasts, and emphasizing heavy textures. Emil believes that we can only discover the true nature of the universe by contrast. He feels compelled to share with the world the beauty and disharmony these contrasts impart into our lives.
His canvases are transformed when Emil paints his ideas, dreams, and visions using a profusion of colors and a mixture of tools ranging from the mundane (paint brushes) to the extreme (feet).
To get his message of bettering mankind through nature's contrasts out to the world, Emil has his artwork on rotating display with local business, on his web site at emilsennholz.com, and has entered juried exhibitions, winning numerous awards. He participated in his hometown “Art Walk” and held an Open House event. His works have been well received and have garnered recognition from experts and laypeople alike.
The freedom to make mistakes provides the best environment for creativity. Education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
- Anatole France