April 3, 2014 - Trondheim kunstmuseum - Andreas Eriksson
April 3, 2014

Andreas Eriksson

Andreas Eriksson, Västerplana Storäng I, 2013. Oil on canvas, 404 x 299 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Andreas Eriksson
Roundabouts

5 April–8 June 2014

Opening: Saturday 5 April, 2pm
Artist talk: Sunday 6 April, 1pm

Trondheim kunstmuseum
Bispegata 7B
NO-7013 Trondheim
Norway

www.trondheimkunstmuseum.no

Employing different perspectives and materials, Andreas Eriksson explores painting, sculpture and other techniques in which the motif consistently carries associations to the scenery and views surrounding his artist’s studio in the Swedish countryside, near Kinnekulle, Västergötland.

Eriksson’s works are often described as belonging to a Nordic nature tradition, but in this instance, rather than romanticism, his works reflect an analytic, experimental, and technical approach to the canvas and the colour palette of his studio’s surroundings. Whereas traditional landscape paintings rely on illusion, Eriksson appears to rather focus on the window as a reflection, something to be looked at. The interest lies in the painting; the way the colours merge and communicate. Eriksson states: “If you look at something long enough, it eventually turns into something else. For me, this ‘something else’ usually ends up as a painterly experience; be it a photograph, a tapestry, a painting, or a sculpture. This idea is based on a dream of reaching a stage where you liberate yourself and just exist.”

The exhibition at Trondheim kunstmuseum showcases works from the last decade, in addition to brand-new works, such as his damask tapestries and the video installation Husen.

The exhibition is produced by Bonniers konsthall and is made in collaboration between Trondheim kunstmuseum, Bonniers konsthall, Centre PasquArt, and Reykjavik Art Museum. This is the first major solo exhibition of Andreas Eriksson’s work.

Andreas Eriksson (born 1975 in Björnsäter) studied at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, 1993–1998. In 2011 he represented Sweden at the Nordic pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He currently lives and works in Medelplana, Sweden.


The exhibition is supported by The Nordic Council—Norden.


 

Andreas Eriksson at Trondheim kunstmuseum
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