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Nils Folke Andersson

, April 8, 2013

Originally an abstract painter Nils Folke Anderson now works in large scale sculpture. His most recent works feature interlocking geometric pieces that can be shifted into varying formations, moved, altered and left finally to stand unaided. Using the term “Reciprocal Linkage” to describe his work (a term appropriated from internet terminolgy describing the linking of multiple web pages) the squares are static yet elicit movement through rolling colour and pattern:

“In my work reciprocal linkage is the term I use to describe a basic principle of interrelation in which a number of elements which are essentially
empty frames all link through one another.”

Since the elements are interdependent and rely on one another to create and sustain their upright forms his sculptures bare a very physical sense of immediate construction. An indeterminate, liquid character emerges from self-equivalent square frames which appear as artificially sculpted as uninformed and instinctive.


Folded Squares, mild steel, 2006