Erik Sigerud is a contemporary artist and painter from Sweden. His art is known for exploring psychological tension, bridging the gap between public and private spheres, and testing ideas about the connection between thought, language, and reality. Through his distinct style of painting he decodes contemporary life by creating imagery beyond physical reality and language.
Born in Sweden, Erik grew up surrounded by art. From an early age he was fascinated by the human condition and the power of images to bring out emotions in people. He studied at Berghs School of Communication where he majored in Visual Communication. After graduating, Erik began experimenting with different techniques to create dynamic compositions that conveyed feelings of fear or unrest that had been experienced during both personal events as well as collective events that had occurred around him. This exploration ultimately led him to develop his own distinct style which incorporated elements from a variety of different mediums such as film, photography, collage, drawing and painting.
Erik’s artwork has been exhibited widely throughout Europe including solo exhibitions at Galleri Duerr in Stockholm; Galerie Frehrmann in Berlin; Galerie Shedhalle Zurich; and Galeria Obra Negra in Barcelona. In addition to these shows, Erik has participated in several international group shows including exhibitions at Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland; Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm; House of Electronic Arts Basel; Norsk Billedhoggerforening Norway; Lite-Haus Gallery Berlin; De Hallen Haarlem Netherlands and White Space Beijing among others. His work can also be found within private collections internationally including those owned by The Ministry of Culture of China, The Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA), The Nordic Heritage Museum Collection Seattle USA and CCA Andratx Mallorca Spain among other institutions.
Erik’s artwork brings together disparate elements to explore interactions between individuals or groups as well as dystopian themes related to fear’s impact on collective events or voting behavior. In doing so his art encourages viewers to think critically about their environment and reflect upon how their own personal experiences are shaped by society around them. By creating pieces that are open-ended yet deeply rooted in reality Erik invites each viewer to form their own interpretations while providing insight into the complexity of modern-day life through imagery beyond physical reality and language barriers.
Ultimately what stands out most about Erik’s work is its ability to capture human emotion with a keen eye for detail while simultaneously conveying a sense of complexity that only increases with further contemplation – allowing viewers to gain new understandings each time they engage with it regardless of how familiar they may be with its source material or subject matter. As many have noted there is something truly captivating about the way Erik’s art speaks directly into our innermost thoughts – revealing truths we may not have otherwise been able to articulate until now thanks to his unique vision as an artist and creative thinker capable of expressing ideas like never before seen before within today’s contemporary art scene.