Emir Karyo (2000) is a graphic designer, multi-disciplinary artist and a mischievous explorer based in the Netherlands, originally from Istanbul. In his practice, he employs various storytelling tools such as airbrush, sculptures, and screens to deliver a multi-sensory impact. Through exploring distinct yet interconnected techniques with synthesizing analog and digital workflows, he finds common ground between graphic design and fine arts.
Through his work, Emir aims to take the viewer on a journey from the familiar to the unknown, where reality and fantasy intersect, and where the absurd and satirical coexist. These portals lead into a realm where the mundane becomes magical and where the over-privatized aspects of daily life are mocked and humorously criticized. In his methodology, improvisations and last-minute ideas are welcomed on a red carpet, while mistakes are entities that are celebrated during their catwalk.