Street Art

Ekta /   Daniel Götesson

Sweden 1978

Urban Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Installation, Sculpture, Illustration, Painting, Murals

Daniel Götesson
January 11, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Daniel Götesson aka Ekta is a Swedish contemporary artist born in 1978. He has a pretty individual style – huge fields of colors, often not separated by outlines, making obscure and mysterious, furthermore particularly abstract forms.

At the age of 18 he moved to London with his best friend to skate and stayed there for 9 years. Art came through skateboarding and in some point became more important to him than skating. Ekta gratuaded from the London College of communication with a Bachelor degree in Graphic design and Illustration in 2004.

After living in London for 9 years, Ekta relocated back to his native Sweden in 2005. Since then he has been very active on the Europe art scene. His murals can be found across the continent in Sweden, Poland and England, amongst other countries. He has recently worked on several public art commissions for various municipalities in Sweden.

His work is not limited to street art but also includes sculptures in material such as concrete and wood. Aside his street work, Ekta does editorial illustrations and is frequently published in the New York Times.

He has had eight solo shows in Europe as well as several group shows and was published in numerous international books and magazines including Modart, Denimzine, Faktum, Streetart Stockholm, Street Sketchbook, From Concrete to Canvas II. He has worked for international brands such as Nikita, Posten, Mattel.

Currently Ekta is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/Gallerysolo/group
2014Artmossphere Biennale Moscow group
2014Late for meeting Sjöfartsverket, Norrköping group
2014ORO Konsthallen Trollhättan group
2013Cedar's Graffiti Supply Store Movement,Worcester group
2013Collage Mini Galerie, Amsterdam group
2013Creature Festival Lodi, Italy group
2013Mynningsladdare Röda sten Konsthall, Göteborg group
2012Bang on the beet Watdafac Gallery, Madrid group
2012Vacation Penthouse gallery, Baltimore group
2012RISK Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg group
2012Out of Sth vol.3 BWA gallery, Wroclaw, Poland group
2012Tombola parksalong 2012 Azalea, Göteborg group
2012Self-contained Galleri Thomassen, Goteborgsolo
2012Community Krets, Malmö solo
2011Night of a 1000 drawings Lagerhuset, Göteborg group
2011Family show Good press gallery, Glasgow group
2011Live action festival Göteborg group
2011This must be the place Vasa konsthall, Göteborg group
2011Structures & Figures Nexus Gallery, Reims France solo
2011EktaTrollhättans konsthall, Trollhättan solo
2010HIDE & SEEK Galleri KRETS, Malmö group
2010Live painting Färgfabriken norr, Storsjöyran, Östersund group
2010Heaps Nordhems konst, Goteborg solo
2010EktaGalleri Lars Bolin, Östersund solo
2010Tandragee man Market place gallery, Armagh, Northern Ireland group
2010Live Action Plus Vara, Vara group
2009Ekta & Dave the chimp The Don gallery, Milano group
2009Cannibal minds M.O.H.S gallery, Copenhagen group
2009 Värmlandskonstfrämjande, Karlstad solo
2009Foggy notion Rojo Maquina, Madrid solo
2009Battlefield 6.0′ Röda sten, Göteborg group
2009Salon schwarzenberg Neurotitan gallery, Berlin group
2008Från hällristning till graffiti Mimershus, Kungälv group
2008The Nordic art fair Copenhagen group
2008Anniversary M.O.H.S gallery, Copenhagen group
2008Battlefield 5.0 Galleri Neon, Brösarp group
2008Kulørte kogler M.O.H.S gallery, Copenhagen group
2008Unknown Råhuset, Copenhagen group
2007Friends of the endless journey Grasshut Gallery, Portland, USA group
2007Cocido Madrileno Rojo Maquina gallery, Madrid group
2007Art trek Antwerp, Belgium group
2007Homemade jam Festival Northern Ireland group
2007Aorta alter glory Galleri ORO, Göteborg group
2007Grafitta Konsthallen, Göteborg group
2007Art fou M.O.H.S gallery, Köpenhamn group
2006Charming suicide Galleri ORO, Göteborg group
2006Brand new second hand Galleri ORO, Göteborg group
2005What collective & friends Workshop Gallery, Bristol group