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Adyton by Erik Swars
2014-05-31 – 2014-07-26

Erik adyton

Vernissage 2014-05-31   1900 – 2200

Erik adyton

Erik Swars “Adyton”

Exhibition period: 2014.05.31(sat)-07.26(sat)

Erik Swars was born 1988 in Eastern Germany. His parents are engineers, still unmarried. He grew up in Leipzig, till his parents decided to get back to his small hometown, where he had his first creative expressional contact with graffiti artists. But after a short while he recognized, that this monosyllabically expression is not enough for him.

Erik Swars started his first painting. At first try he came into the class of Jochen Plogsties at the evening academy of the HGB Leipzig. Mr. Plogsties showed him the space of paintings and confronted him with his work.

Today Erik Swars study painting at Kunsthochschule Halle (Saale) Burg Giebichenstein and was an exchange student at Tokyo Geidai University Of The Fine Arts(09.2013-02.2014).

His topics ranging in the border area - phenomenon’s, degeneration, decisions, fail, fortune, authority, power and criticism. The painting poses questions to the viewer - the doors are locked, the keys are hidden or given away, aesthetics of the ill-favoured, confronted with the cliché of kitsch.

Erik Swars is a painter
- his paintings are thoughts
not stories.

Vernissage/opening event: 2014.05.31(sat) 19:00- Including Skype call with Erik Swars in Germany and The guests at matchbco.

For this exhibition Erik Swars will be in Tokyo from July 16th. Reception Party // 2014.07.19 (sat) 19:00-

The Artist

Erik Swars

bio

Erik Swars was born 1988 in Leipzig, Germany. He studied under Jochen Plogsties in Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle and graduated in 2016. He also studied from O JUN in Tokyo National University of the Arts from 2013 March until 2014 February. He now works in Spinnerei Leipzig, a former spinning factory now known as a source of contemporary art.

While continuing the genealogy of the new Leipzig school represented by Neo Rauch, Swars began oil painting with innovative ideas, along with a wide variety of works including prints and sculptures. He creates dynamic, semi-abstract paintings with concepts of “the past, present, and future self”, “the relationship between the authority of State and government and individuals,” or “the connection between nature and humanity.”

book

  • "ICH" published by matchbaco, 2015
  • "Adyton" published by matchbaco, 2014