Belenius

Time Is/Tid finns

25.09—09.11.2014

Presenting new works on paper and metal composed of repeating and reflecting lines, Tottie can be said to question the divide between painting and drawing. The imperfections that arise from this free-hand exercise in drawing parallel lines become a reflection of their creators physiology in print. They are not only very effective optically, but – by accident – extremely associative in an almost hallucinatory way.

Currently professor at the Royal Institute of Art (KKH), Stockholm, Tottie has had a long career garnered with international attention since graduating from there in 1991, having previously studied at the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques in Paris. Major solo exhibitions include Malmö Konstmuseum (1997 & 2011), Liljevalchs konsthall (2007), Göteborgs Konstmuseum (2002), DAAD Galerie Berlin (2001) and the legendary Konrad Fischer Galerie (2009), guest lectureship at Harvard University (2009–10), as well as participation in group exhibitions at MoMA (2010 & 2013) and Drawing Center, (2006), NYC.

Review in Svenska Dagbladet
Review in Omkonst

Sophie Tottie — Time Is/Tid finns (exhibition text in Swedish)

White Lines (metal point) I–IV, 2010, silver, gold, copper and white gold on paper, 101,5x65 cm each.
Oxidopolis I & II, 2014, oak gall ink on paper, 340x113 cm each.
White Lines (steel drawing) rattan texture I & II, 2014, stainless steel, 200x61x0,3 cm each.
White Lines (steel drawing) rattan texture I, 2014, stainless steel, 200x61x0,3 cm.
White Lines (steel drawing) rattan texture II, 2014, stainless steel, 200x61x0,3 cm.
Left: White Lines (steel drawing) rattan texture, 2014, stainless steel, 50x50x0,3 cm. Right: Written Language (line drawing/oak gall ink), 2014, oak gall ink on paper, 280x113 cm.
White Lines (steel drawing) rattan texture I & II, 2014, stainless steel, 50x50x0,3 cm each.
Written Language (line drawing/oak gall ink), 2014, oak gall ink on paper, 280x113 cm.