artist: Lars Erik Falk (Swedish 1922-)
dimensions: 44 x 55 cm
signed and numbered 33/65
presented in its original frame
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Lars Erik Falk is a Swedish sculptor and painter born February 2, 1922 in Uppsala.
Falk studied at Otte Sköld’s painting school in Stockholm in 1944 and Isaac Grünewalds’ painting school in Stockholm the following year. He is best known for concretistic sculptures in various materials. He now ranks in the European tradition: the Bauhaus, De Stijl and Russian Constructivism. Since 1949, he has worked with non-figurative art. In the 1950s he worked with concrete abstract paintings. During the 1960s, he moved almost exclusively to sculpture, continuing ideas he had explored with his paintings. He put different shaped surfaces against each other with the sculptures were built up, mostly in black. In the 1970s Falk simplified his expression more and more, to a modular L-profile of 73 degrees diagonal aluminium. Eventually these was painted with enamel paint in the original colour of unmixed blue, red, green, orange and black.
He has had solo exhibitions through his career including ones around Sweden, Basel and Paris.
Falk has created numerous public art pieces including a collage mural at the Graphic Institute in Stockholm (1963), sculpture in Bingeby, Visby (1966), sculpture in three atriums at the Karolinska Hospital in Huddinge (1972), module sculpture in aluminum on the subway station Kista in Stockholm (1980).
Examples of Falk’s work are held in public collections including the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the National Museum in Stockholm, Norrköping Museum, the Mondriaanhuis in the Netherlands and the Musée de Grenoble.