Bohman-Knäpper (SE)

Elis Eriksson

Bohman-Knäpper shows contemporary art by established national and international artists including Bjarne Melgaard, Donald Baechler, Elis Eriksson, Jonathan Lasker, Lars Englund, Lars Lerin, Lena Cronqvist, Li Jin, Marie-Louise Ekman and Peter Frie. 


Since the 1960s, words, letters and texts have all been central elements in Elis Eriksson’s art. As early as the end of the 1950s he abandoned a number of realistic and post-cubic styles, adopting instead a freer experimentation with objects between image and text, and developed a special collage technique in which the text was central and the image complementary. In this powerful form of typography, images and figures are replaced by signs and then augmented with texts both political and poetic. Eriksson has attempted and on the whole succeeded in liberating himself from artistic, classic traditions and conventions. In 2000 he received the annual Major Grant award from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.


Elis Eriksson