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.