What is Emo Art and does it even exist as a genre? In the comments section I have the artist Russell (see painting above, entitled Cogs - Flies Away) tell us a little more about this genre, after he used it to classify his artwork. Unfortunately, the tag Emo has generated a backlash that has had some negative effects on the original music genre (hardcore punk and later, emotional hardcore). This genre now tends to disassociate itself from the third wave of the term's usage especially now that the media has bastardized the term by linking, more and more, to a stereotype that is biased towards an overly "emotional" sensibility. Your comments are welcome on this subject as there really is very little on the visual art side of the Emo tag, if indeed it actually exists.