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#95-97 ErebuBy Johan Söderström

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US$ 7,500



Construction Filler, Filler on board, oak frames

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Dimensions: 175cm (H) x 360cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 68.9" (H) x 141.7" (W) x 2" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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175 (H) x 120 (W) cm each.
Total size: 175 (H) x 360 (W) cm.
Installation dimensions variable | Filler, oak frame

In Akkadian, an ancient Semitic language, the word Erebu means "to go down, set" (in reference to the sun). This is believed by some to be the origin of the name for Europe. The land of the sunset as seen from the middle east.
In Greek mythology, Erebus was a primordial deity, representing the personification of darkness, born out of Chaos. The name Erebus is also used as a region of the Greek underworld where the dead pass immediately after dying, a "place of darkness between earth and Hades".

The Erebu series is part of Spread, an array of works made by spreading the filler evenly in the frame using a scrape. This pushes it in a certain direction while it unfolds in a random manner.
Reminiscent of Richard Serra's Verb List I try to use simple and clearly defined actions to shape the filler in my works. This way there is always non-cognitive aspects of the production process.


Artist Profile

Born: 1969
Hometown: Stockholm
Based in: Oslo

I am interested in process-based painting and the profound human solitude. While exploring one thing, I sometimes try to formulate something about the other.

My work is made from construction filler in oak frames. I have developed a unique technique, where I insert 6 mm thick layers of grey and white …


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