Ida Ekblad (b. 1980)
Untitled (Toddler)

spray paint, acrylic and puff paint on linen
6718 x 5118in. (170.5 x 130cm.)
Executed in 2015
Gagosian Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
London, Gagosian Gallery, Sprayed: Works from 1929 to 2015, 2015 (illustrated in colour, p. 220).
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Lot Essay

Ida Ekblad takes nomadic ‘drifts’ around cities exposing herself to the pop culture aesthetic of graffiti and cartoons. These experiences are given new life in her paintings with fantastical, almost surrealist imagery. Her practice is based upon chance, which is reflected in both her compositional spontaneity, and featured in her choice of often unconventional media, such as spray paint and puff paint, whose effects upon the canvas are often unpredictable. Juxtaposing organic curvilinear forms with a grungy street-art stimulus, Untitled (Toddler) exemplifies Ekblad’s continuous creative experimentation and infectious artistic fervor.

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