Galleri Thomassen


Galleri Thomassen was founded in 1990 by Paul Thomassen.

The gallery represents both emerging and established artists. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the gallery focuses on introducing and promoting our represented artists to a broader audience, as well as functioning as a platform for the exchange between invited exhibiting artists and the local art scene.

EKTA (Daniel Götesson)

Daniel Götessons work plays against the agreed-upon convention of what is reasonable and generally accepted, expressed through a visual world with a state of mind turned upside down, offering more mood than tangible narrative. When discussing his work, EKTA emphasizes the importance of failure as a way of moving forward, and challenging established structures. This subversive nature of his work, comes through both in his process and use of materials as well as in his imagery, ranging from pure abstraction to combining formal elements with figurative elements, often appropriating patterns, symbols, iconography and figures in outlines or as colored silhouettes.

Daniel Götesson EKTA (b. 1978 in Falkenberg) lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden. He holds a BA in Illustration from the London College of Communication, London, UK. His works have been exhibited extensively in Sweden and Europe and have been published in countless art-books and magazines such as The New York Times and Juxtapoz Magazine. EKTA ́s murals and public works can be found in Italy, France, Croatia, Poland, and England. Amongst other projects, he has recently worked on several public art commissions of varying scale for various municipalities in Sweden as well as collaborated with The Gothenburg International Film Festival, Converse and Marni. Ekta works across numerous mediums, encompassing drawing, collage, painting, sculpture, textiles, as well as animation, performance, installation, and music.


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Portrait of Daniel Götesson. Image credits Per Englund, Galleri Thomassen and Daniel Götesson.

'Ifall om inte hade varit', oil and oilsticks on canvas, 170 x 120 cm. Image credits Galleri Thomassen and Daniel Götesson.

'Vi går bara ut på natten'. Image credits Galleri Thomassen and Daniel Götesson.