Ph Giovanni Varlonga

Gabriele Miccichè writes on Millenium: “Ema’s paintings make you think of Pop Art, although her work is different from that of the leading figures of the American movement. The starting image is a photograph, but the realisation of the painting is done freehand. The final artwork is much closer to the Italian and German magical realism of the 1930s.”

Ema Stokholma, pseudonym of Morwenn Moguerou, is a French artist based in Rome. Initially a model, she later became a successful deejay, radio speaker and writer (she won the “Premio Bancarella” in 2021 with her autobiographical novel “Per il Mio Bene”). She approached art from a young age, but she decided to share her paintings for the first time in 2016 on her Instagram account. The project has been of incredible impact ever since. It includes a photograph of the subject portrayed taken by Ema, a time-lapse of herself realising the painting and a photo of the finished artwork. Ema has decided to interface with her followers using the triptych so that they can observe reality first and then compare it to her vision of it.


By scrolling through Ema’s Instagram account, anyone can undertake a path of exercise and style research. Much of Ema’s inspiration comes from Edward Hopper, David Hockney and the best figurative painting of the twentieth century, but urban art also plays a pivotal role.

The paintings are large in size and made with acrylic or oil. They will be exhibited from 6th to 14th November 2021 at Spazio Fontanella, in Rome.