Chart Art Fair

August 31–September 2, 2018

Matthias van Arkel
Center #1, 2017
Silicone rubber
108 x 116 cm
42.52 x 45.67 inches

Press Release

Matthias van Arkel– CHART 2018

Galerie Forsblom is pleased to participate in CHART 2018 with works by Matthias van Arkel.


Matthias van Arkel (b. 1967) is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm and New York. Using
silicon rubber as his medium van Arkel creates a three-dimensional surface where bare colors
and strokes build up the image without a canvas or any supporting structure. This unique
technical approach enables him to study the essence of painting as space and a gesture, in
an unprecedented way. There is no border where the creative act meets the physical substance;
in van Arkel’s works, they become one.

CHART Art Fair
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2 - 1051, Copenhagen, Denmark