Andreas Eriksson: 'Roundabouts' travels to Reykjavik Art Museum

Andreas Eriksson's large-scale touring solo exhibition ‘Roundabouts' continues at Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland. The exhibition originally opened at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden in January 2014 and has toured to Trondheim Kunstmuseum in Norway and Pasqu Art Centre in Biel in Switzerland.

Andreas Eriksson (b. 1975 in Björsäter, Sweden) is one of the most acclaimed Swedish artists of his generation. He represented Sweden at the Nordic Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale and his works have been shown widely. ‘Roundabouts', Eriksson's first major international solo exhibition, is a collaboration amongst Bonniers Konsthall, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Centre pasquArt, Biel and Reykjavik Art Museum, with support from the Nordic Culture Fund. A catalogue published by Walther Koenig accompanies the exhibition.

The exhibition presents Eriksson's works from the last ten years, spanning his entire oeuvre including painting, photography, sculpture, film and textile. Concurrently, the Reykjavík Art Museum presents an exhibition curated by Eriksson of the works of Icelandic painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972).

For more than two decades Eriksson has been working with painting, both as a technique and theme. He paints, but also uses other media, including photography, sculpture, fabric and film, to explore the painterly and the picturesque. Many relate his work to a Northern European Romantic painting tradition. His imagery is often derived from the nature surrounding his house at Kinnekulle, Västergötland in Sweden, where he has his studio; but equally often the artworks come to being as a manifestation of an idea. He is less interested in the creation of images, but uses canvas and colour to relate the visual and emotional experience of the natural environment and its processes.

The exhibition runs from 27 September 2014 to 4 January 2015.

On Sunday 27 September 3pm there will be an artist‘s talk with Andreas Eriksson about the exhibitions.

Andreas Eriksson at Reykjavik Art Museum.