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Almine Rech

Erik Lindman

Jun 30 — Aug 12, 2023 | Shanghai

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

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Selected artworks

  • Erik Lindman,                                      Dipsas, 2022

    Erik Lindman Dipsas, 2022

    Acrylic, Flashe, collaged canvas webbing and tarlatan on linen
    170 x 150 cm
    67 x 59 in

  • Erik Lindman,                                      Lepidoptera, 2022

    Erik Lindman Lepidoptera, 2022

    Acrylic and collaged tarlatan and cotton webbing on linen
    100 x 126 cm
    39 1/2 x 49 1/2 in

  • Erik Lindman,                                      Lethaea, 2021-2023

    Erik Lindman Lethaea, 2021-2023

    Epoxy and urethane resins, plaster gauze, wood, metal, plastic and enamel paint
    71.1 x 30.5 x 35.6 cm
    28 x 12 x 14 in

  • Erik Lindman,                                      Malva, 2023

    Erik Lindman Malva, 2023

    Acrylic with oil stick, oil pastel and collaged canvas webbing and tarlatan on linen
    160 x 95 cm
    63 x 37 1/2 in

  • Erik Lindman,                                      Kricka, 2023

    Erik Lindman Kricka, 2023

    Acrylic and collaged canvas webbing and tarlatan on linen
    61 x 50.8 cm
    24 x 20 in

  • Erik Lindman,                                      Passerina, 2023

    Erik Lindman Passerina, 2023

    Acrylic and collaged canvas webbing on linen
    61 x 50.8 cm
    24 x 20 in