Andreas Eriksson: Weavings, sketches
Andreas Eriksson returns to Skissernas Museum with ‘Weavings, sketches’, a solo presentation that explores the Swedish artist's textile practice. Through a broad selection of drawings, photographs and material samples, the exhibition focuses on Eriksson's weaving process alongside a series of 45 small paintings titled 'Cutouts'.
The show includes ten large-scale works from an ongoing series of large-scale handwoven tapestries, rendered in subtle hues of undyed linen yarn. In a Berlin studio that houses five traditional looms, Eriksson collaborated with a team of weavers trained at Stockholm’s historic Handarbetets Vänner textile school. Making a sketch or using an existing painting to plot the composition of his tapestries, the weavers interpreted these ‘maps’ with specific guidance from the artist regarding thread, density and technique. Taking two years to produce, at a rate of perhaps a centimetre or two a day, this painstaking mode of production reflects the artist’s enduring interest in the passing of time. This body of work offers a unique window onto the artist’s rural surroundings in Medelplana, Sweden. Hovering between abstraction and figuration, these meditative tapestries can be interpreted as patchwork topographies or details of organic forms such as trees, earth and rock formations.
The exhibition is presented with loans from Galerie neugerriemschneider, Berlin and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Skissernas Museum, Museum of Sketches
Finngatan 2, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
Thursday, 11am – 9pm
Friday, 11am – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm