Erik Lindman

  • , Causality, 2012
    Found Surface (Luan) and Synthetic Polymer Emulsion on Polypropelyne Fabric
    198 x 117 cm
    78 x 46 in
  • , Varied Traits, 2013
    Found Surface (Perspex), Oil and Mixed Media on burlap
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Gabe’s, 2013
    Luan, Acrylic, and Wax on Canvas over Panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Donatist, 2013
    Found Surface (Luan, Paint), Oil and Acrylic on Hemp
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Duck, 2013
    Oil, Acrylic, Luan and Canvas on Canvas
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Hakone, 2013
    Found Surface (Leather, Paint), and Wax on Canvas over Panel
    150 x 114 cm
    59 x 45 in
  • , Hakone, 2013
    Detail
  • , Supreme Memorials, 2013
    Found Surface (Metal, Paint), Oil and Mixed Media on Hemp on Panel
    84 x 69 cm
    33 x 27 in
  • , Supreme Memorials, 2013
    Detail
  • , Lung, 2013
    Oil on Hemp over Panel
    84 x 69 cm
    33 x 27 in
  • , For Dan S., 2013
    Oil, Acrylic, Wax and Masonite on Hemp over Panel
    84 x 69 cm
    33 x 27 in
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Found Surfaces (Aluminum) and Oil on Hemp over Panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2014
    found surface (aluminium), oil on hemp over panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Found Surfaces (Aluminum) and Oil on Hemp over Panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Found Surfaces (Aluminum) and Oil on Canvas over Panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2013
    Oil on canvas and panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Found Surface (Aluminium) and Oil on Hemp over Panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2014-15
    Oil on linen over panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Oil on canvas with canvas collage over panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2014-15
    Flashe on canvas with canvas collage over panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Oil on canvas over panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2014
    Oil on hemp and linen over panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2014-15
    Oil on canvas with canvas collage over panel
    244 x 152 cm
    96 x 60 in
  • , Untitled, 2016
    Found surfaces (Wood, Paint) Oil and Acrylic on Panel
    198,12 x 116,84 cm
    78 x 46 inches
  • , Untitled (Blue Bells), 2015-2016
    Found Surfaces (Sheetmetal), Oil on Linen over Panel
    198,12 x 116,84 cm
    78 x 46 inches
  • , Sickle, 2015-2016
    Found Surfaces (Sheetmetal, Painted Steel), Oil on Linen over Panel
    198,12 x 116,84 cm
    78 x 46 inches
  • , Untitled (Evening), 2016
    Found Surface (Aluminium), Oil and Alkyd on Panel
    198,12 x 116,84 cm
    78 x 46 inches

Erik Lindman is by his own admission a painter who is not trying to change things as such. From his writing alone, one can gauge that his is a serious intent, nonetheless to add meaningfully, for his own time and generation, to the complex discourse of abstract painting in terms of its inherent content and subject matter. His earlier paintings reminded this viewer of the more simplified advanced abstractions, executed both as painting and as coloured paper collages, by Ljubov Popova and Olga Rosanova – two of the so-called 'Amazons of the Russian Avant-Garde’. Today, Lindman attempts to achieve in his paintings a personal imagery that in its own way is part reminiscent of the Russian icon tradition. He amazingly succeeds in doing this in spite of the heavy burden of the abstract tradition of the last hundred years.

[In his work], Lindman is finding a new mediation of those traditions, which in the best sense is both original and gently eclectic. Each painting is, remarkably, an individual event with its own dynamic and sense of situation within a longer tradition of art. The surfaces of these ‘found’ flat surfaces seem indeed like once-used, now useless, objects such as are found by the artist in skips on his way to work. […] They are generationally one step further towards a deliberate and radical anonymity, even when compared to the graffiti- like scratches of Cy Twombly, whose own signs are there to conjure up for the viewer palimpsests, remnants of lost ancient cultures of the Mediterranean.

- Norman Rosenthal, ‘Erik Lindman, Meaningful abstractions’, 2014

 


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