Erik Olson (1901-86), was a Swedish painter, draftsman, graphic artist, sculptor and theater decorator. Erik Olson was a surrealist and devoted himself to dream-like, surrealistic works of art.
In the French capital, he exhibits with the concretist group Cercle et Carré and he participates in several of the major international concretist and surrealist exhibitions worldwide, e.g. with Mondrian in New York in 1964 as the only representative from Scandinavia.
During the 1930s, several of his most visionary works see the light of day, and during the 1960s and 70s, streaks of surrealism reappear in his art in ecstatic and erotic space travel, newly invented mythological figures and labyrinthine spaces with so-called "impossible perspectives". The apocalyptic storm clouds and tidal waves of the 60s are transformed during the 70s into shimmering light paintings, which were inspired by the tides and space in Brittany.
Technique: Oil on panel
Size: 36 x 41 cm incl. frame (22 x 27 cm excl. frame)