"Solen går ner den 12 okt 2004 1809" (The sun sets Oct 12th 2004 1809)
Signed Andreas Eriksson and dated Medelplana 2004 on verso. Acrylic on D-bond, MSA varnish, 151 x 104 cm.
150 000 - 180 000 SEK
14 881 - 17 857 EUR
Andreas Eriksson's major breakthrough came when he represented Sweden at the Venice Biennale in 2011. He chose to emphasise the interplay between the outdoors and indoors, nature and architecture by letting the existing, coarse tree trunks in the pavilion’s centre interact with the paintings and the small bronze sculptures representing molehills and dead birds that had been placed here and there on the floor. Since then, Andreas Eriksson is constantly being asked to do exhibitions both in Sweden and abroad.
Eriksson started at the Academy of Fine Arts at the young age of 18 (1993). After completing his studies he settled in Berlin, where his career took off quickly, and he worked, among other things, as an assistant to artists Olav Christopher Jenssen and Tobias Rehberger. After suddenly developing electromagnetic hypersensitivity, he was forced to radically change his life and move to the countryside at Kinnekulle.
In 2004, an exhibition titled “Exposition-Peripeti” with works by Andreas Eriksson was showcased at Galleri Magnus Åkerlund in Malmö. His works from this period reflect issues of exclusion, identity and individual solitude and isolation from society. Eriksson works with everyday motifs, light meeting shadow, with the images gradually forming in the viewer’s awareness. The titles are prosaic and indicate time or position determinations: “The sun rises at 8.34, October 7 in studio 2004”or “Car passes at 12.37 on 6/4 2004”.
His first institutional solo exhibition took place at Bonniers Konsthall in the spring of 2014. The exhibition was a hit with critics and continued to the Trondheim Kunstmuseum in Norway, the Centre PasquArt in Switzerland and the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland. In Stockholm, Eriksson is currently a topic of interest with the huge painting “Stenbrottet”, which has been placed at the entrance to Nya Karolinska Solna Hospital (NKS). The painting measures 11 × 6.5 metres and is mounted on the short side of a huge elevator shaft that runs through the building.
Upcoming show at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, 28 April 2018 - 26 May 2018.