Erik Lindman

Parsifal


London

  • , June, 2018
    Acrylic and canvas collage on canvas
    243.8 x 152.4 cm
    96 x 60 Inches
  • , Forelle, 2018
    Acrylic and canvas collage on canvas
    243.8 x 152.4 cm
    96 x 60 Inches
  • , Tilden, 2017-2018
    Acrylic, collaged canvas and luan on linen
    152.4 x 243.8 cm
    60 x 96 Inches
  • , Asteridea, 2017-2018
    Acrylic, collaged canvas and luan on linen
    152.4 x 243.8 cm
    60 x 96 Inches
  • , Parrot, 2018
    Acrylic and canvas webbing on linen
    198 x 150 cm
    78 x 59 Inches
  • , Lathyrus, 2015 - 2016
    Oil on panel
    50.8 x 40.6 x 3 cm
    54 x 44 x 5 cm (framed)
    20 x 16 x 1 1/8 Inches
    21 3/8 x 17 5/16 x 2 Inches (framed)
  • , Lednek, 2014 - 2019
    Oil on panel
    40.6 x 50.8 x 2.9 cm
    44 x 54 x 5 cm (framed)
    16 x 20 x 1 1/8 Inches
    17 5/16 x 21 5/16 x 2 Inches (framed)
  • , Needlefish, 2015
    Oil on panel
    50.8 x 40.6 x 2.9 cm
    54 x 44 x 5 cm (framed)
    20 x 16 x 1 1/8 Inches
    21 5/16 x 17 5/16 x 2 Inches (framed)
  • Iker, 2014-2017
    Oil on panel
    40.6 x 35.6 x 3.2 cm
    16 x 14 x 1 1/4 Inches
  • , Ray, 2014-2016
    Oil on panel
    45.7 x 35.6 x 3.2 cm
    18 x 14 x 1 1/4 Inches
  • , Mattock, 2014-2019
    Oil on panel
    35.6 x 45.7 x 2.9 cm
    14 x 18 x 1 1/8 Inches
  • , Aquafirma, 2018-2019
    Epoxy resin putty, wood, found plastic, wire, brass rods, enamel and acrylic paint
    10 x 46 x 19 cm
    3 7/8 x 18 1/8 x 7 1/2 Inches
  • , Nackareservatet, 2019
    Epoxy resin putty and paste, wood, wire, styrofoam, brass rod, and acrylic paint
    10 x 60 x 16 cm
    3 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 6 1/4 Inches
  • , Lump Jaw, 2018-2019
    Epoxy resin putty and paste, found plastic, wood, wire, sisal rope, glass microspheres, enamel and acrylic paint
    12 x 33 x 15 cm
    4 3/4 x 13 x 5 7/8 Inches
  • , Ibis, 2019
    Epoxy resin putty and paste, aluminum foil, aluminum stock, wire, found plastic, brass rod, acrylic paint
    20 x 50 x 30 cm
    7 7/8 x 19 5/8 x 11 3/4 Inches
  • , Antre, 2019
    Acrylic with collaged canvas, sisal rope and cotton webbing on linen.
    160 x 100 cm
    63 x 39 3/8 in
  • Spumoni, 2019
    Acrylic with collaged linen and cotton webbing on linen
    160 x 100 cm
    63 x 39 3/8 Inches
  • , Faurga, 2019
    Acrylic with collaged linen and cotton webbing on linen
    160 x 100 cm
    63 x 39 3/8 in
  • , Mantle, 2019
    Acrylic with collaged linen and cotton webbing on linen
    160 x 100 cm
    63 x 39 3/8 in

Press release

Almine Rech London is pleased to present Erik Lindman’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery. Parsifal, opening on November 27 through January 18, 2020, will offer a selection of paintings and sculptures developed simultaneously over the past four years. Reflecting on his work, Lindman writes:

 

Can paintings and sculptures be made today by anyone other than a poor fool, a holy fool, a pure fool, a Parseh-Fal? 

A grouping of recently executed large-scale paintings will be presented in dialogue with smaller paintings on panel started four years ago. They are haunted by rotting vocabularies, disingenuously suggesting associative landscapes. Subtle chromatic plays and visible, direct brushstrokes remained that I would have once painted over, like spraying perfume to hide the corpse of expression these images once flirted with but now uncomfortably embrace. 

Sculptures, here presented as unimposing monuments to haptic experience, mirror the central forms anchored in the paintings’ layers of pigment. The pure fool, enlightened by compassion [1], embalms found wood, styrofoam and metal in epoxy resin, like old bones holding new flesh. 


My allusion should not be confused with a desire to illustrate morality. Here, art bubbles up between the fool’s fingers joyfully dragged in an opaque sea, colliding unintentionally with the greasy dead. Wandering into a thicket of expiring tongues with a smile on my face, I catch what flies out. 

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Durch Mitleid wissend, der reine Tor

 

– Erik Lindman, 2019