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 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.

Notable solo exhibitions include: ‘Kria', Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (2018); ‘Work in Progress', Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden (2017); Public art commission, Nya Karolinska Sjukhuset, Solna (2018); ‘Röta, bråka, skäkta och häckla', Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden which toured to Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway; Centre PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland and the Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland (2014-2015); ‘The Imminence of Poetics' 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012); The Nordic Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011, Venice, Italy (2011); ‘Roundabout the hardship of believing' and ‘Walking the Dog, Lying on the Sofa,' MUMOK, Vienna, Austria (2008).

Notable group exhibitions include: ‘Lush Strokes, Phantom Forms', Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India (2018); ‘New Materialism', Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2018); ‘On Landscapes: Biennial of Painting;, Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen-aan-de-Leie, Belgium (2018); ‘NATURE - Home & Workplace,' Johannes Larsen Museet, Kerteminde, Denmark (2018); ‘Double Game: Works from the FRAC Auvergne Collection', Aurillac Museum of Art and Archeology, Aurillac, France (2018); ‘Summer Days', Serlachius Museum, Mäntää, Finland (2017); ‘Making and Unmaking' curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London (2016); Swedish Art: Now!, Sven-Harry's Art Museum, Stockholm, Sweden; ‘Samtid', Lidköpings Konstförening, Sweden (2016) ‘To Levitate in Painting Andreas Eriksson and Michel Majerus', Michel Majerus Estate, Berlin, Germany (2013); Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria (2010); ‘Modernautställningen 2010', Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2010); ‘Life Forms', Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden (2009).

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