Winner of the Baloise Art Prize 2007.
The jury made the following comments in their report on the Swedish artist's installation: "Andreas Eriksson works with a variety of materials. At Art Basel he does painting, photography and sculpture, for which he uses structures from nature. His still works have their origins in the isolation of his homeland, a small place in the Swedish countryside...".
Living in self-imposed isolation (without disregarding contemporary artistic discourse) and intensively observing nature at all times of the day and during every season are central keys of his work process.
Eriksson says: "My work is always based on exploring my reactions to my perceptions and experience of the 'external' world, particularly my emotions towards nature and my projections into it". This self-reflective approach also implies Eriksson's distance from the 19th century Romantic tradition in Nordic landscape painting.