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Tuesday September 1, 2020

“Fal/Parsi” at Peter Blum Gallery, New York

My exhibition, Fal/Parsi will open at Peter Blum Gallery on Saturday, September 12th from 10am-6pm.

I’ve framed this exhibition of paintings with an allusion to the myth of Parsifal and his quest for the Holy Grail. The title Fal/Parsi literally means “Pure Fool” in the Arabic origin of the name. To my eyes, I see the ‘Pure Fool’ as an analogy for the painter of modern life.

Current visiting guidelines from the gallery:

With cultural institutions opening across the city, we are delighted to welcome you to the gallery. Health and safety remain our top priority. We are taking every precaution for the well-being of our team and visitors by closely following the guidelines of the CDC and local government. Hand sanitizer will be available and we require that all visitors wear a mask during their visit. In order to maintain better social distancing, we suggest booking an appointment by clicking below, calling, or emailing us. We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery!

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The show runs from September 12th – October 31st, 2020

Sunday November 17, 2019

“Parsifal” at Almine Rech, London

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. 

Durch Mitleid wissend, der reine Tor


– Erik Lindman, 2019

Wednesday May 22, 2019

“Whelping Box” at Ribordy Thetaz

“Whelping Box: New Sculptures and Paintings” will be on view at Ribordy Thetaz in Geneva, Switzerland from May 29th until July 5th, 2019.

Please visit Ribordy Thetaz for more info.

Thursday March 7, 2019

Sculptures: a Project by Erik Lindman with Photographs by David Schoerner.

Emmanuel Barbault, in collaboration with Almine Rech Gallery, is pleased to present an installation of new sculptures by Erik Lindman – a first for an artist primarily known for his paintings – alongside photographs in which these sculptures are activated by David Schoerner.

From an essay commissioned for this project, Alex Bacon writes: “Lindman’s work has, almost since the beginning, involved found objects. He has a keen eye for materials that might engender a good painterly— and now sculptural—composition. Sometimes these materials have been included in paintings as compositional elements, while other times they are present only by implication, as a matrix through which an imprint is left, or a logic out of which a series of marks or gestures are laid down and developed… Lindman’s sculpture is in many ways an extension of this practice, which has always driven how he has made his paintings. Most fundamentally it is a response to his desire to introduce multiple viewpoints into his work, an impulse that arose from a response to certain of the materials he came across, which he thought might be limited by the singular, two-dimensional plane of painting. Yet, the resulting sculptures very much betray a painterly eye. They present not so much a single, holistic object for our appreciation, but rather a series of sequential viewpoints, each distinct but similar to the others, encouraging our movement around the work so as to compare one to the next. This is provoked by the intimate, bodily scale of the works, which reveal the handling involved in their making, and invite their display in a domestic context, such as on a table top…

[In Schoerner’s photographs] every work consists of three different kinds of objects. Schoerner photographs one by itself (A), then he photographs it with the next object (AB), and then he photographs the second object with the third object (BC), going on to repeat the approach so as to capture every possible combination: ABC, CAB, BCA, ACB, BAC, CBA, etc. In the present photographs Schoerner approaches Lindman’s sculptures in the same way as the household items he has been photographing: systematically exploring them from every possible position in such a way that immediately reads as serial and exhaustive… Schoerner’s photographs of Lindman’s sculptures propose a simultaneity that is implied by the works, but which transcends the ability of any one person to perceive in a single glance, as the grid of photographs makes possible.”

Lindman and Schoerner have produced a publication, Photographs of Sculptures (Hassla Books, 2019), featuring these images. Laid out in sequence, these photographs point towards the mutability of two and three dimensionality implicit in Lindman’s sculptural engagement, which here is further heightened by Lindman’s large charcoal line drawings, made from observation of his own sculptures, that will hang directly on the gallery’s wall.

Tuesday June 5, 2018

“Excavation” at Peter Blum Gallery, New York

Untitled (Curb), 2017-2018. Acrylic and epoxy resin putty on panel. 71″ x 45″

My work is included in a group exhibition at Peter Blum Gallery.

June 7 – July 27, 2018
at 176 Grand Street, New York, NY

Opening reception Thursday June 7, 2018, 6 – 8pm

Zahoor ul Akhlaq, N. Dash, Josephine Halvorson, Corin Hewitt, Erik Lindman, Stanley Rosen

For more info, please visit Peter Blum