Emil Schult is a German painter and musician best known for his on- and off collaboration with the conceptual pop group Kraftwerk for which he designed a number of iconic record sleeves. He also co-wrote the lyrics to numerous hits by Kraftwerk such as “Pocket Calculator”, “Trans Europa Express”, “The Model” and “Computer World”, among others. As a student of Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth and Joseph Beuys in the 1960ies at the Dusseldorf Academy of Art he developed a unique painting style. In recent years he specialized on a new body of work of reverse glass paintings where he both revisited old motifs as well as he developed new images.
Photo & interview by Max Dax, editing by Richard G. Brzozowski, DOP Falko Sixel, camera 2 by Bruno Manguen, animations by TOPE, introduction by Craig Holiday Haynes.