Lundgren+Lindqvist Editions — EKTA Sketchbooks I-III — Gothenburg, Sweden
The ‘Ekta Sketchbooks I-III’ offer a unique glimpse into the mind and world of Swedish artist EKTA, Daniel Götesson — one of the most prolific European artists of his generation. Artist first but also animator, sculptor, designer and illustrator, Ekta, no matter the context, adhere to a clear artistic vision and integrity, steering clear of compromise. The books, densely filled with pages thickened by collages, drawings, layers of paint and tape, allow us to view the artist's personal moments of creative relief. “For people looking at these books, they will see how I’m developing as an artist and also the weaknesses in my process..”
The project was initiated by acclaimed Swedish design studio Lundgren+Lindqvist. “During one of our frequent visits to Ekta's studio, the artist allowed us a rare peek into one of his sketchbooks, hidden in a drawer under his table. It completely blew our minds. We immediately knew that we had to publish it”.