press release

In his fourth solo exhibition at Sommer & Kohl Eriksson will show two large-format oil paintings, each reaching from floor to ceiling, alongside smaller works. These paintings claim the space and extend it as a recollection of the outside, like opening a door or a window to a different level of perception of interior space.

The paintings are composed through a patchwork of multiple fields of colours and textures. The hues are kept in shades of dark brown, grey and green. These earthly tones inevitably conjure associations with tree trunks, rocks, mud and foliage. It is impossible to recognise a topography, scenery or perspective in these paintings, producing a disjunction that makes it hard to understand where the sky finishes and the ground begins.

Eriksson's work explores the artist's complex relationship to the environment and the human presence within it. His works are rooted in the landscape in which he lives, allowing him to focus on the details within this environment. He paints in an outdoor studio in Sweden, and there the landscape and the colours of the fields, woods, sky and earth seem to blur with the works, camouflaging the paintings within the landscape.

Andreas Eriksson's solo exhibition Roundabouts is currently touring from Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (SE) to Trondheim Kunstmuseum (NO); Centre Pasqu'art, Bienne (CH) and Reykjavik Kunstmuseum (IS). A catalogue accompanying the exhibition has been published by Koenig Books in London, with texts by Sara Arrhenius, Kirsty Bell, Pontus Kyander and Camilla Larsson. We will launch this book in our gallery on 3 May at 3 pm. In 2013 Eriksson has been invited by the Michel Majerus Estate to curate a dialogue between Majerus' works and is own; in 2012 his works were included in the Sao Paulo Biennale and in 2011 he represented Sweden in the Nordic Pavilion at the 54. Biennale di Venezia, (IT). His works are included in collections such as Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (SE); Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek (DK); Centre Pompidou, Paris, (FR); Rubell Family Collection, Miami Beach (US).

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Andreas Eriksson: Klotz

Andreas Eriksson