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. Concepts such as “art”, “creating”, “inspiration” and “imagination” are prohibited in Eriksson’s singular language.
Elis Eriksson was born in 1906 in Stockholm where he lived and worked. He passed away in January 2006.
During Market Art Fair Bohman-Knäpper will exhibit a selection of rarely shown works by Elis Eriksson.