Bushes, 2014

Miami Beach 2014
Stephen Friedman Gallery
Oil on canvas
Andreas Eriksson Bushes, 2014 Oil on canvas 210 x 129 cm 82 3/4 x 50 3/4 inches A notable development in this new painting by Andreas Eriksson is her experimentation with brighter colours that contrast with his usual muted palette. Both luminous and subdued colours collide and contrast in the gestural brushwork and they create textured forms that convey Eriksson’s complex dialogue with the natural landscape. This expressive technique evokes the artist’s intense affinity with the outside world, allowing his work to dwell between real and imagined places. This new work attests to Eriksson’s standing as a foremost artist of his generation. His deeply atmospheric paintings are a meditation on the landscape and they invite us to trace the history of mankind’s complex and ever-changing relationship with the natural world.