Erik Lindman attempts to make art that is anonymous. Often starting off with shapes and imagery inherent to graphic design and interior design aesthetics, Lindman erases or contorts these elements or media until only the possibility of their existence is left. He places this unexamined impulse for the popular within a tradition of Minimalism, however, unlike Minimalists, Lindman intends to “say as little as possible,” and is inspired by a personal notion of an art-making, rather than specific art historical concerns.
Erik Lindman was born in New York City, and lives and works in Manhattan. He graduated from Columbia University with a BFA in 2007, and has had work in group shows in the New York, Canada and Switzerland. Most recently he exhibited with the Swiss Institute at Armory in 2007, and participated in Art Bingo at The Atelier-Leimbiin, Switzerland, 2008. He contributed work to Democracy in America at The Park Avenue Armory in conjunction with Creative Time in November 2008. In August of 2008 he curated Bring Me Back a T-Shirts a 3-day exhibition at V&A, including his own work. The exhibition was reviewed in Artforum.com. This is Lindman’s first solo exhibition.