Opening on Friday, June 30th, 2023, from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Almine Rech Shanghai is pleased to announce Erik Lindman's eighth solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from June 30 to August 12, 2023.
All color is a texture, a play of light vibrating against the very structure of the world. This was understood over two thousand years ago when Lucretius wrote of a cloth torn apart thread by thread, its crimson dye slowly “breath[ing] out its components before the shreds revert to seeds of things.” That color is not merely superficial but is in fact a microscopic shape creating traps and mirrors for light would have been self-evident to the medieval painter grinding pigment into oil, and even more so for those early humans smudging clay and burnt bones onto cave walls. Traveling backwards in time, those differences between pigment and substrate become more and more arbitrary, and must converge in myriad moments of recognition: puddles in a riverbed recalling facial features, a stone cracked open to reveal a sparkling universe... Painting’s quiet history, the one inaccessible to the layman, is as much about how things feel as it is about how they look.
— Louis Block, writer and painter