Artist's Book

EKTA Sketchbooks I-III by EKTA

About the artist

Daniel Götesson (1978), known as EKTA, is a Swedish artist, currently based in Gothenburg. His works have been exhibited all over Europe and his murals can be found across the continent in countries such as Croatia, Poland and England. Amongst other projects, Götesson has recently worked on several public art commissions of varying scale for various municipalities in Sweden.In 2013, he received the one year working grant from KONSTNÄRSNÄMNDEN and in 2016 he received the BYGGNADS Kulturstipendium. He is represented by Galleri Thomassen in Gothenburg and Mini Galerie in Amsterdam.

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EKTA is the moniker used by Swedish artist Daniel Götesson (b. 1978). Artist first, but also animator, sculptor, designer and illustrator, EKTA has been able to challenge traditional categorisation by – regardless of context – adhering to a clear artistic vision and firm integrity. EKTA’s work has been exhibited all over Europe.

During a visit in the artist’s studio, EKTA allowed us a rare glance into a few of his sketchbooks, hidden in a drawer under his table. In equal parts impressed and intrigued by their content, we immediately knew that we had to publish them and started discussing a future publication with ll’Editions.

The result is EKTA Sketchbooks I-III. The books, filled with pages thickened by collages, drawings and layers of paint and tape, present a view of moments of creative relief and represent the arena for the endless experimentation characterising EKTA’s process and output. Many pages have the quality of original works, both referencing the past and offering glimpses into the artist’s future output.

The three books in the set, published by ll’Editions, are beautifully crafted facsimile reproductions of the artist’s sketchbooks. Each page of the original books has been scanned and meticulously post-produced. The books were printed on a state-of-the-art Komori HPT press, on uncoated Munken Kristall paper, with textured, black leather covers and titles embossed in gold foil. Every volume has been assigned a specific colour, which is used for the end-papers, head-bands, tail-bands and book-marks. The books are housed in handmade, cloth-bound slipcases which are painted by the artist, one by one, making each set unique. Each set is also signed and numbered by EKTA.

A supplementary booklet, enclosed in a pocket inside the back cover of volume III, features an essay by author, playwright and artist Henrik Bromander, who was invited to associate and write freely based on the content of the three sketchbooks. Also included is a critical essay by artists and gallerists Mattia Lullini and Alina Vergnano of Nevven Gallery.

Edition

300

Volume

120 Pages per Book
(360 Pages in Total)

Type

Three hand numbered and signed hardcover, leather-bound books

Format

115×225 mm

Box

One handmade, cloth-bound slipcase, painted individually by the artist

Insert

Supplementary leaflet in A5 format

Paper

Munken Kristall 150 g/m2

Endpaper

Favini Burano 51 Giallo Zolfo 140 g/m2
Fedrigoni Sirio Color: Blue 140 g/m2
Fedrigoni Sirio Color: Lampone 140 g/m2

Print

4+4 Komori HPT Offset Print

Texts

Henrik Bromander, Mattia Lullini & Alina Vergnano

Publisher

ll’Editions

Design

Lundgren+Lindqvist

Scanning

Sandeng

Printer

Göteborgstryckeriet

ISBN

978-91-983957-0-9

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