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Continuing the series Navigating Ancient Consequences presented at Eighteen earlier this summer, Sara-Vide Ericson ponders artifacts, rituals, our cultural heritage and feelings of remembrance. The places we live and revisit. Created with a natural sensitivity to both the Nordic light and spatial construction, the meditative interior of Encounter recalls not only the artist’s childhood memory of a specific interior from a family house in her hometown in rural Hälsingland, Sweden, but also a shared Scandinavian memory, of being in a similar room or visiting them by proxy through the paintings of Hammershøi. A strange yet familiar world. As if we have seen it before. Or as if it has always been there. Through all the gaps and doorways, light falls in at sharp angles, casting almost blinding rectangles of white. Darkness resides in the corners like dust, or like the edges of a vignette.
“The more I paint, the more important becomes my presence,” Sara-Vide Ericson says.
Sara-Vide Ericson (b. 1983, Sweden) lives and works in Hälsingland, Sweden. Recent exhibitions include Vår Himmel Röd/Our Red Sky, Göteborg Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden, Navigating Ancient Consequences, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Interior Ambush, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden, Interior Ambush, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden, The Marsh Report, Bror Hjorts Hus, Uppsala, Sweden and The Trees, Light Green, Landscape Painting – Past and Present, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
Encounter is available in-gallery and at V1 Gallery Store
Sara-Vide, Encounter, 2020
Original lithograph printed on 300 g. Velin d’Arches paper
100 x 69 cm (unframed)
Edition of 110
Numbered and signed by the artist
€800 incl. vat
Text by: Amanda Færk