Hakgojae Gallery proudly presents works by Andreas Eriksson (b. 1975, Björsäter, Sweden), on view from September 20th to November 3rd, 2019. This solo exhibition is Eriksson’s first in Asia. It will take place in both Hakgojae Gallery with the title, High and Low, and Hakgojae Cheongdam with the title, In-Betweens. The exhibition features works from the various media Eriksson works in, paintings, sculpture, prints and a wall weaving, and thus gives a comprehensive overview of the wide range Eriksson works in. Eriksson’s large scale paintings, which refer in their titles to Korean mountains, like Jirisan, Hallasan, and Seoraksan, are shown for the first time. Hakgojae Cheongdam presents a series of medium scale paintings with outstanding rhythmical variations of colors and forms. Eriksson’s artistic practice is highly expansive, encompassing a wide range of different media. His works hover enigmatically between the abstract and the figurative. Even with his use of diverse materials and methods, his works are all intimately connected to each other. Small events and phenomena from his everyday life and the natural world that surrounds him living in a house situated in the midst of a forest in Sweden become the outset for his works. Eriksson’s works often embrace dualities such as inside and outside, lightness and heaviness, illusion and reality, and emphasize the aesthetic of chance.
Andreas Eriksson was born in Björsäter, Sweden, 1975. After graduating from Royal College of Arts, Stockholm in 1998, he moved to Berlin, Germany. There, he interacted with many artists and worked diligently, but returned to Sweden to convalesce after he became ill with a syndrome called electromagnetic hyper-sensitivity. He started living in the woods in Mt. Kinnekulle, near Medelplana, Sweden and continues to live there. After his first solo exhibition in Stockholm in 2001, Eriksson had numerous exhibitions in prestigious art institutions such as Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Reykjavik Art Museum, Rykjavik; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok), Vienna; Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway. In 2011, Eriksson represemted the Nordic Pavillon at the 54th Venice Biennale. He also participated in multiple group exhibitions at institutions including Musée d'Art Modern de la Ville de Paris, Paris; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design; Oslo, etc. Andreas Eriksson received the Baloise Art Prize (Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland) in 2007, and Sten A Olssons Kulturstipendium (Konstnären) (Sten A Olssons Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden) in 2015. His works are included in prominent collections internationally including Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok) (Vienna), Göteborg Konstmuseum (Gothenburg, Sweden), etc.