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Eytys new book backlashing populism and the 411-year-old company's reinterpretation of old vases
Also more on the New York-based artist questioning the Western world’s over-consumption in his biggest solo show yet.
Alexander Klingspor – Traveller
The surrealist imagery of artist Alexander Klingspor mirrors his life and his reflections on the world around him. Urban settings, decadence, and burlesque scenes are motifs that are found in his paintings, as well as several art historical references, now shown at exhibition Traveller at Waldemarsudde art museum in central Stockholm, his most extensive solo show to date. Klingspor (b. 1977) resides in New York, running his own studio in Manhattan, but hails from Stockholm. He's been a professional artist since 1999, represented by RJD Gallery, and his works have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the U.S., London, and all over Europe. The buyers throughout the years include the likes of American philanthropist and art collector Iris Cantor, Salmon Rushdie, Whoopi Goldberg, and many other celebrities within the media and art industry.
– The Traveller exhibition is a self-study in existential searching through painting, and to long and strive for a meaningful relation to our world in a time of materialistic welfare and over-consumption, says Klingspor.
Traveller runs until May 27, more on waldersmarsudde.se
Eytys' new book backlashing populism
"These Colors Don't Run" is 112 pages reacting on the winds of populism currently threatening the Western world and those political establishment capitalizing on judging and limiting people based on ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. Swedish label Eytys asked New York-based photographer Robert Lindholm and several writers to portray their hometown on the basis of its strength as a multicultural metropole. The idea is to confirm the city as a melting pot with a proud history of residents not hesitating to stand up for what they believe in – even more important now, Eytys states, when we've taken three steps back after those two steps forward regarding equality and diversity.
"These Colors Don't Run" is available now at Eytys' brand store in Stockholm, at selected retailers, and on eytys.com
Damejeanne by Emma Olbers for Skultuna
The Swedish designer and furniture company Ire's Creative Director's new vase serie Damejeanne is inspired by the older vases bearing the same name. It's available in two sizes in grey or green glass with an upper part made of brass, Skultuna's signature material for the last 411 years.
Available on skultuna.comEytys