Eva Löfdahl

Galleri Engstrom

Stylistically, Eva Löfdahl is something of a chameleon. In the beginning of the ’80s her works were rough, ironic, fragmentary, and provocative. Soon she turned to more sophisticated expressions. In 1983 she began making a series of seemingly neoconstructivist object paintings. These very reduced, almost minimal pieces hovered between figuration and abstraction. In 1986 she created a number of black-and-white drip paintings, exploring a more spontaneous or informal idiom. The following year she expanded that investigation to comprise three-dimensional boxlike objects covered with splashes of color.

For Löfdahl, style is neither an end nor a personal means of expression; for her, style is a starting point. Styles constitute a semiotic raw material, a field to be examined, not an individual result to be achieved after a lifetime of artistic struggle. Löfdahl’s new show is no exception.

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