Gardar Eide Einarsson — The Story of IXO


Installation, painting

Gardar Eide Einarsson
The Story of IXO

Past: March 15 → April 20, 2013

Yvon Lambert announces The Story of IXO, Gardar Eide Einarsson’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Born in Norway, Gardar Eide Einarsson lives and works in New York and Tokyo. He deals with painting on canvas or wall painting, installations, photography, banners and flyers. All the pieces are based on found images or objects issued from the popular occidental culture such as graffiti, cartoons, skateboarding, tattoos and punk music. These works reflect identity-related tensions within the mass culture. However it is not merely a question to consider these as proper works of art. Above all, thanks to an elaborate display, the artist encourages us to question what would be the status of a Post-Modern art work as a critical and independent tool.

Most of the time, his black and white works keep playing with confusion and time lag, between signs issued of the social field and formal vocabulary, and, as stated Chus Martinez “Like a vernacular interpretation of the modernism”. A group of six new works will be presented at Yvon Lambert Gallery. Originally they would be individual pieces but that come together as an installation made for the space, as is the way the artist usually proceed on a show. These works untitled The Story of IXO, come under several themes: minimal(ist) expression, refusal, and negation. Letters I, X and O (O as a stand in for zero/blankness/nothingness) are present in each work and tend to create the exhibition’s thread…

Yvon Lambert Gallery Gallery
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108, rue Vieille du Temple

75003 Paris

T. 01 42 71 09 33 — F. 01 42 71 87 47

Saint-Sébastien – Froissart

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 1 PM / 2:30 PM – 7 PM
Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM

The artist

  • Gardar Eide Einarsson