Monday November 20, 2023

New Publication, “Recent Paintings”

My new publication features important paintings from the past five years, contextualized with an essay by Norman Rosenthal.

Published by Peter Blum Edition and Hassla Books, NYC.

$40, click here to purchase.

For shipping outside of US, please contact the gallery.

Monday November 20, 2023

“Helian” at Peter Blum Gallery, NYC

My second show at Peter Blum Gallery, “Helian,” is on view until January 20th, 2024.

“Helian” will mark the first time I’ve exhibited my paintings in dialogue with both my sculptures and works on paper.

Please visit the online viewing room for more information, or contact the gallery.

Image: Helian I (detail), 2023

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.