Community is the first solo exhibition in Malmö for EKTA (b. 1978), who lives and works in Gothenburg. The artist has previously shown at Rojo Máquina (Madrid), MOHS Exhibit (Copenhagen), Galleri ORO (Gothenburg) and Neon Gallery (Brösarp). He has also worked with several large-scale murals and public commissions, both in Sweden and internationally.
The exhibition at KRETS includes paintings and sculptures, taking transformation and transience as their point of departure. Through a reduction of facial features and personal details, EKTA has made a series of stylistic portraits, simultaneously abstract and depicting. Another series literally transforms during the exhibition period; sculptures that transfigures into paintings.