Marcus Eek

Photo: Juha Aarikka

Marcus Eek’s artistic production can be situated at the core of the resurgence of Scandinavian painting in the late 1990s. His paintings exist somewhere between abstraction and figuration. They are filled with colour and made using thick brushstrokes. Some elements can evoke associations with familiar objects, but for him everything is abstract material. Recognizable figurative elements, such as animal and human figures or floral objects, actually express a specific feeling or an atmosphere in the painting itself. The landscape is a means of expressing the invisible freely. The landscape in itself is not Eek’s true subject matter.

Marcus Eek (b. 1968, Stockholm) graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 1997. He currently lives and works in Berlin. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe, e.g. at Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017; Galleri Örsta, Kumla, Sweden, 2016; Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig, Germany, 2016; Landskrona Konsthall, Landskrona, Sweden, 2012; Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, 2012 and 2010; and Galleri Mikael Anderssen, Berlin, 2012. He is also one of the curators for Black Market, a series of exhibitions organised in different locations in Berlin and the Nordic countries.