ABOUT THE ARTIST EKTA
Ekta, known as Daniel Götesson (Falkenberg, 1978), is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. His works have been exhibited all over Europe and have been published in countless art-books and magazines such as The New York Times and Juxtapoz Magazine while his murals can be found across the continent in countries such as Italy, Croatia, Poland and England. Götesson has recently worked on several public art commissions of varying scale for various municipalities in Sweden and collaborated with some of the most respected fashion brands and projects such as The Göteborg International Film Festival, Converse and Marni.
Daniel’s boldly geometric work vibrates with the artist’s hand. “The majority of my work is personal and with no brief, that’s the absolute best circumstances for me to work under,” he says. “That’s entirely my own thing and I don’t have to worry too much about what other people think about it and I can take that in any direction I want.”
A no-holds-barred sense of freedom shouts out from Daniel’s confident work across different mediums, on canvas or across entire walls, with fabric flags or torn coloured paper. “I try to work in a wide range of mediums and I don’t want to limit myself to just painting,” he says. “My process is about limitations, order, balance and self-sabotage. I see my work as placing things – shapes, colours etc. – in an order that feels right but once that is achieved I often get bored and feel a strong urge to destroy it. If I go out to paint a wall, I often restrict myself to few colours and mediums. With limitations I don’t have to stop to make decisions during process and that helps me keep a better rhythm and flow.”