Andreas Eriksson
Andreas Eriksson was born in 1975 in Björsäter, Sweden. He lives and works in Medelplana on the south bank of Lake Vänern, Sweden.

Andreas Eriksson's artistic practice is highly expansive, encompassing a wide range of different media, including painting, photography, sculpture and installation. Eriksson's works often appear quiet and understated; yet they are belied by a poetry and deep-seated significance, which has a lasting effect on the spectator. Since 2000 the artist has lived in Kinnerulle, Sweden, in a house situated in the midst of a forest. Small events and phenomena from his everyday life and from the natural world that surrounds him become the outset for his works, giving his formal, conceptual, metaphorical and perceptual decision-making process a firm context. Eriksson's work often embraces dualities such as inside and outside, lightness and heaviness, illusion and reality. His work hovers enigmatically between the abstract and the figurative, creating a window onto the outside world, which is simultaneously familiar and mysterious. The emotional intensity with which Eriksson imbues his work is the result of a sustained investigation into charting his own reactions to the natural world that surrounds him.

In 2014-2015 Eriksson was the subject of a major solo exhibition which toured from Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden to Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway; Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland and Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland. Other recent solo shows include ‘Röta, bråka, skäkta och häckla', Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England; ‘Andreas Eriksson', Baloise Bank, Basel (2015); ‘Andreas Eriksson', Stephen Friedman Gallery, London England (2013); ‘Andreas Eriksson', Lidköping Konsthall, Lidköping, Sweden (2013); ‘Expedition', Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway (2012); ‘The Imminence of Poetics' 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012); The Nordic Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011, Venice, Italy (2011) ‘High, Low & in Between', Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2010); Galleri Box, Göteborg, Sverige (2010); ‘Keinen Blassen Schimmer', Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany (2009); ‘Roundabout the hardship of believing', Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway (2009) and ‘Walking the Dog, Lying on the Sofa,' MUMOK, Vienna, Austria (2008).

Recent group exhibitions include ‘To Levitate in Painting Andreas Eriksson and Michel Majerus', Michel Majerus Estate, Berlin, Germany (2013); 'Dehors la flore est à l'orage', Vichy, France (2012); 'A Second Time/ Loves me, Loves me not', Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (2012); 'FORMAT', Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012); 'Edstrandska Stiftelsen Stipendiater 2011', Galleri KHM, Malmö, Sweden (2011) ‘Painting: Process and Expansion', Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria (2010); ‘Modernautställningen 2010', Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2010); ‘Life Forms', Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2009); ‘Momentum 2009 - 5th Nordic Biennal of Contemporary Art', Moss, Norway (2009).

Eriksson's works are included in prominent collections internationally including the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden; Moderna Museet, Sweden; Skövde Art Museum, Sweden; National Public Art Council, Sweden; Sundsvall Museum, Sweden; Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden; MUMOK, Vienna; FRAC, Auvergne, France; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway.