Uppsala, 1922 - 2018

Lars Erik Falk

Lars Erik Falk (1922-2018) was a Swedish sculptor and painter influenced by both the constructive and concrete art movements. Born in Uppsala, Sweden, Falk received his art education in Stockholm and had his first solo exhibition after school in 1952 at Welamssons Art Gallery. Influential contemporaries and close companions Olle Baertling and Eric H. Olson, drove Falk to create works inspired as well as in relation to form and space.

During the 1950s, Falk focused his attention on sculpture, finding it to be the ultimate form of artistic expression and worked exclusively with objects. Steel and aluminum were the mediums of choice and were manipulated to produce geometric abstract sculptures. During the 1970s, the 73-degree angle became the artist’s signature motif. Away from the static 90-degree sculpture, the 73-degree alternative...

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Biography

Lars Erik Falk (1922-2018) was a Swedish sculptor and painter influenced by both the constructive and concrete art movements. Born in Uppsala, Sweden, Falk received his art education in Stockholm and had his first solo exhibition after school in 1952 at Welamssons Art Gallery. Influential contemporaries and close companions Olle Baertling and Eric H. Olson, drove Falk to create works inspired as well as in relation to form and space.

During the 1950s, Falk focused his attention on sculpture, finding it to be the ultimate form of artistic expression and worked exclusively with objects. Steel and aluminum were the mediums of choice and were manipulated to produce geometric abstract sculptures. During the 1970s, the 73-degree angle became the artist’s signature motif. Away from the static 90-degree sculpture, the 73-degree alternative points to the position of transition between rest and dynamic movement. This balance, about 73-degrees, gave Falk a new perspective for possibilities of variation in rhythm, balance, and dynamics.

Falk’s novel approach garnered European attention where he held exhibitions throughout Sweden. Towards the end of his life, Falk’s reputation spread internationally, exhibiting in France, Holland, Japan, Germany, and Switzerland.

Artworks

10

Sculpture, 1949-90

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Aluminum / Art after World War II / Art of the 1950s / Art of the 1960s / Art of the 1970s / Art of the 1980s / Art of the 1990s / Balance and Harmony / Canvas / Cardboard / Concrete Art Movement / Constructivism / Constructivist Sculpture / Energy/Vitality / European Art / Geometric Abstraction / Geometric Expression / Modern European Art / Modern Swedish Art / Oil on Canvas / Oil on Panel / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Panel / Rhythmic Expression / Sculpture / Steel / Stockholm / Sweden / Swedish Art / Uppsala

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Galleri Mårtenson & Persson, Stockholm

  • 2015

    A Retrospective, Märsta Konsthall, Sigtuna (2014-2015)

  • 2006

    Galleri Strömbom, Uppsala

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2005

    Samtida nordisk skulptur 1980-2005, Wanås Slottspark, Scania, Sweden

Public Art Projects

  • 1990

    Modul Sculpture at Karlshamns Energiverk, Karlshamn, Sweden

  • 1981

    Color Tower at Lindhagensplan in Stockholm

  • 1980

    Module Sculpture at metro station Kista in Stockholm

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Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Galleri Mårtenson & Persson, Stockholm

  • 2015

    A Retrospective, Märsta Konsthall, Sigtuna (2014-2015)

  • 2006

    Galleri Strömbom, Uppsala

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2005

    Samtida nordisk skulptur 1980-2005, Wanås Slottspark, Scania, Sweden

Public Art Projects

  • 1990

    Modul Sculpture at Karlshamns Energiverk, Karlshamn, Sweden

  • 1981

    Color Tower at Lindhagensplan in Stockholm

  • 1980

    Module Sculpture at metro station Kista in Stockholm