NSFW/SVILOVA is proud to present our new poster collaboration with artist Andreas Eriksson.
Andreas Eriksson created his poster in lithograph format as he has a long relationship with the technique and to acknowledges the history of lithography as one of the first poster-making processes used by post-impressionist artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Édouard Vuillard, and Pierre Bonnard.
Eriksson has previously produced lithographs at the Paris printing house Mourlot (today Idem). For this project, the artist worked with Vardagsbilder, a printmaking cooperative in Mölndal. Vardagsbilder has been active since the early 1970s and became recognized for its handprinted political posters that were a common sight around Gothenburg at that time.
The poster Eriksson has produced for NSFW is based on a current instance that happened during the debate on whether or not Sweden would enter NATO in 2022 and where a lot of posters were put up outside of the Swedish Embassy in Moscow. Eriksson reacted to how a message was conveyed, not through digital means but with the help of more tangible and physical mediums such as printed posters.
With this, the artist decided to explore the meaning of a poster having a mission or challenge for example for a specific time period in Paris, and instead let the medium be itself through color and form. He sees the poster as poetry, an open-ended process.
** Our series of posters started during the pandemic 2020 as a response to art being allocated to the Internet. As NSFW/SVILOVA was already an online platform, we decided to move our exhibition to the streets and enjoy the fresh air. Since then we’ve produced poster exhibitions with Amal Guichard, coyote, Pia Mauno, Caroline Monnet, Dit-Cilin, and Victor Svedberg.
Andreas Eriksson was born in 1975 in Björsäter, Sweden. He lives and works in Medelplana on the south bank of Lake Vänern, Sweden. He graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 1998.
Eriksson’s artistic practice is highly expansive, encompassing a wide range of media including painting, photography, sculpture, tapestry, and installation. Eriksson’s works often appear quiet and understated yet belie a poetic quality that has a lasting effect on the viewer. His work often embraces dualities such as inside and outside, lightness and heaviness, illusion, and reality. Eriksson has exhibited extensively both internationally and in Sweden since the end of the 1990s. Current solo shows include: i8, Reykjavik, Iceland, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden, “Promenad”, Susanne Ottesen Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Rochade, De 11 Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium (2021), “From Sketch to Tapestry”, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden “Mapping memories, tracing time”, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom, Cahiers d'Art, Paris, France “Nite flights”, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany (2020).