90 x 70 cm
"Concrete Reflections" is a work on paper by EGS, drawn with spray paint and oil sticks. It was first shown for the solo exhibition of the Finnish artist in Berlin at Urban Spree Galerie in 2021, also titled Concrete Reflections.
About the artist
EGS (FINLAND, *1974)
EGS is an anonymous Finnish visual artist who has held several exhibitions in galleries, installations at the Helsinki Biennial 2021 and has previously held major solo shows at the Finnish Glass Museum (2020) and the Kunsthalle Helsinki (2018). The name EGS originates from his graffiti tag, as he began his career when the first wave of graffiti hit Finland in the mid-1980s. Since then, and while still active in graffiti, the artist has transmutated his style into different directions, towards an abstrated practice of graffiti, using painting, drawing, hand-blown glass sculptures, and installations in search of meaning, mostly in the wake of the collapse of the USSR and the recomposition of Europe, exploring ruins, concrete surfaces, and the notion of impermanence. EGS has published several books, among them "Writing Stories with Three Letters" retracing his breakthrough exhibition of glass sculptures at the Finnish Glass Museum (2020) (available here) as well as his latest publication - "This Could Go on Forever", the catalogue of his solo show of the same name at the Serlachius Museums (2023).
EGS lives and works in Helsinki, Finland
SELECTED INSTITUTIONAL SHOWS
This Could Go on Forever, Art Museum Gösta (Serlachius), Finland, 2022-2023
EGS & Niina Mantsinen, Joensuu Art Museum, 2022
Concrete Reflections, Urban Spree Galerie, Berlin, 2021
1st Helsinki Biennale, 2021
Writing Stories with 3 Letters, Finnish Glass Museum, 2020
Writing My Diary, Kunsthalle Helsinki, 2018
Graffiti, Helsinki Art Museum, 2018 (collective exhibition)