konkretisten Lars Erik Falk (1922-2018) to find one of the Swedish 1900-talskonstens most distinctive and understated lines. In rhythmic paintings and graphic prints, in the bas-reliefs and free-standing sculptures of the pre-fabricated aluminium profiles. Everywhere will return a humble diagonal, with a slope of 73 degrees as well as hovering in a state of lull between rising and falling.
On Monday, auction Uppsala auction off 100 works by the recently deceased artist, and this week's viewing is a rare chance to see a relatively comprehensive selection from His sjuttioåriga career.
to walk around in visningsrummen and feel His obvious joy in favoritlinjen. But it is also difficult to ignore is the fact that he would be hosting a big, well-hung museum retrospective.
Unfortunately it is the graphics, where His musical lines are the best, not at all represented. Likely to prices is very low.
But we can still see a lot. The sketches to the public works. Early, tentative oils and gouaches, which tastes on the concrete idiom. Beautiful bas-reliefs which found its ultimate expression.
also the other lines of the Falcon. Straight verticals and reliefs that leaves it strictly nonfigurativa. But the diagonal always come back.
”the Module sculpture” is the title of a series of works, which consists of a group of metallprofiler placed in a consistent diagonal. Often the sides painted in different colors, which allows the sculpture to change shape depending on from which direction it is seen. A ridiculously easy and irresistible way to pedagogically illustrate the idea with a rundskulptur.
Lars Erik Falk's art is not up the doors or standing on the barricades but shows seendets joy. Olle Bærtling-unfinished triangle is possibly the main legacy of the Swedish concretism, which was developed in the 1940s by the name Olle Bonniér, and Lennart Rodhe. Firm enough is Falk's diagonal a heavy contender.