Erik Jeor & Elvire Soyez
Un air familier
Riche & Teatergrillen, March 1 – April 30, 2016
Recent watercolours made by Erik Jeor in conversation with sculptures and drawings by Elvire Soyez.
Erik Jeor was born 1974 and lives in Stockholm. He holds an MFA from the Royal Institute of Art. His work has been shown at Moderna Museet, Bonniers Konsthall, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Malmö Konstmuseum, Södertälje konsthall, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Länsmuseet Västernorrland, Art Cologne in Köln, Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York, Gallery B15 in Copenhagen, Angelika Knäpper Gallery and Lars Bohman Gallery. Jeor is represented in collections of Moderna Museet, Malmö Konstmuseum, Sundsvalls Museum, Sveriges Radio and has completed a public art work for Karolinska Institutet. Parallel to accomplishments as a visual artist, Jeor also has a career as a musician. His fourth full-length album is released at Kning Disk this spring. Critics have pointed to the ambient qualities in his music. These words may also describe Jeor’s watercolours, in which he seeks to capture the floating and changeable.
Jeor’s latest work is appropriately called ”Icône”. They can be seen as informal religious icons originally related to Christian history, iconography but as well linked to contemporary artists.
Elvire Soyez was born 1980 in France and lives in Stockholm. She holds an MFA from École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and have been doing artistic research at the Fondation Fernando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo and at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Soyez work is represented at Statens Konstråd, Stockholm Konst and several private collections. Her works have been shown at the Espace Paul Ricard in Paris, KaVe at Istanbul Biennial, Adastreet Gallery in London, Ak28 Gallery, Slaktusateljéerna, Skulpturens Hus and Angelika Knäpper Gallery in Stockholm.
Soyez´ gaze, the sculptor´s gaze, moves over the surface of the material like a dowser, trying to determine questions regarding volume and qualities in associative layers. History is a compressed amount of sort. To cut it is, as in wood or stone, to make available forces that might appear dangerous and unpredictable. It is of importance to stay alert. The voltage might hit you.
A text by Ulrika Pilo will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.
Installation views are available after the opening at www.erikjeor.com & www.elviresoyez.net
Please contact the artists for further information.