Teckning från serien The Center of the World
Henrik Eriksson (1976, SE)
Trained at Royal University of Fine Arts, Stockholm
Lives and works in Stockholm
Henrik Eriksson is interested in the quickness of the eye and our capacity for assimilating information and creating order. He says: “Drawing can be regarded as practice in forgetting. Forgetting continuously and forgetting rapidly”.
In his series The Center of the World
Henrik Eriksson has drawn a cluster of architectonic shapes using different coloured felt-tip pens on plastic film. The highly detailed works are suggestive of designs or charts of rapidly expanding rooms or urban milieus. The artist’s aim however is not to depict any specific buildings but rather to sketch a fragmentary glimpse, and the impossibility of obtaining a total overview of situations and places.
Henrik Eriksson also shows three disco globes turned inside out, with the mirror side facing inwards. They twist and turn from the ceiling of the Göteborg Konsthall and resemble some planetary system. The light from them flickers and escapes through the gaps like a burnt out globe whose surface has become crackled by the heat reaching it from both inside and out.
The Center of the World
Series of six framed sketches, coloured pen on polyester, 120 x 170 cm
(‘Disco Globes’), 2007
Three disco globes of broken mirror glass, lamp, motor