Totems,
Oil on canvas,
110x130 cm,
2015
Talisman,
Oil on canvas,
140x170 cm,
2015
Human Monolith,
Oil on canvas,
130x160 cm,
2015
Howling,
Oil on paper,
50x60 cm,
2015
The Hint,
Oil on canvas,
100x130 cm,
2015
The Rapture,
Oil on canvas,
120x160 cm,
2015
At the Crossroads,
Oil on paper,
80x110 cm,
2015
Whisper Room,
Oil on canvas,
110x130 cm,
2014
Hidden Beings (2014)
There is intimate tension and quiet suspense in the new paintings and drawings by Sara-Vide Ericson. We are in the woods, in the borderland between culture and nature. In beautiful and eerie tableaus Ericson takes us on a tightrope walk between the conscious and subconscious. In the painting Being Obvious (Oil on Canvas, 135 x 110 cm, 2014) a girl exits a shed shoeless in the woods, she is startled, her body caught in attentive movement. A harsh bright light hits her jacket and tears into the fibres of the jacket, canvas and her very being. You can sense she feels a threat and the more you study the painting you realize that you could be that threat. As a viewer it is unsettling to feel the transition from passive voyeur to potential threat.
In all the new works in Hidden Beings, 10 paintings and 7 drawings, Ericson lets the viewer come close. Too close for complacent comfort. As a viewer you are either confronted by the situation or placed directly in it. The scenarios feels familiar and yet uncanny. Like a shared dream or a déjàvu. She tabs into the common uncommon. Into the darker areas of our imagination. Into the wild. The people that inhabit the paintings are both strong and fragile. At once at peace with nature and confronted by its humbling force. Nature is not a romantic environment, it is simply nature. Sara-Vide Ericson explores these different dichotomies thoroughly in the new body of work, a complicated negotiation of passion, ego, contemporary society, periphery, sense of loss, innocence, myth and empowerment.

V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
www.v1gallery.com
Carrier,
Oil on paper,
30x40 cm,
2014
The Beast Turning Back,
Oil on canvas,
120x140 cm,
2014
Psych Ward,
Oil on paper,
53x63 cm,
2014
Cold Heat,
Oil on canvas,
130x160 cm,
2014
Black Hole,
Oil on paper,
53x63 cm,
2014
Wounded,
Oil on canvas,
40x50 cm,
2014
The Obvious,
Oil on canvas,
130x160 cm,
2014
The First Tipii,
Oil on paper,
53x63 cm,
2014
Being Obvious,
Oil on canvas,
110x135 cm,
2014
The Passage,
Oil on canvas,
110x130 cm,
2014
Whitchcraft,
Oil on paper,
19x26 cm,
2014
Holy Water,
Oil on canvas,
30x41 cm,
2014
Into the River,
Oil on canvas,
90x110 cm,
2014
The Cabin,
Oil on paper,
53x63 cm,
2014
The Ward,
Oil on canvas,
90x120 cm,
2014
Comfort,
Oil on canvas,
55x65 cm,
2014
The Cabin II,
Oil on paper,
53x63 cm,
2014
Installation view,
Hidden Beings (2014),
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Installation view,
Hidden Beings (2014),
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Installation view,
Hidden Beings (2014),
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Installation view,
Hidden Beings (2014),
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Installation view,
Hidden Beings (2014),
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Installation view,
Hidden Beings (2014),
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Installation view,
Hidden Beings (2014),
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Departed,
Oil on canvas,
110x140 cm,
2013
Comforter,
Oil on canvas,
135x156 cm,
2014
Disguised by The Light,
Oil on paper,
70,5x60 cm,
2013
Shelter,
Oil on paper,
64x80 cm,
2013
Geist III,
Oil on paper,
29x35,5 cm,
2013
Snakes,
Oil on paper,
60x70,5 cm,
2013
Eels,
Oil on paper,
60x70,5 cm,
2013
Dead Dogs,
Oil on paper,
60x70,5 cm,
2013
Departed (study),
Oil on paper,
60x70,5 cm,
2013
Clean Up,
Oil on paper,
60x70,5 cm,
2013
Remedy,
Oil on canvas,
130x160 cm,
2013
The Investigator,
Oil on canvas,
120x145 cm,
2013
Installation view,
CHART Art Fair,
Galleri Magnus Karlsson
The Rear Mirror,
Oil on canvas,
70x90 cm,
2013
Intimidated,
Oil on canvas,
140x170 cm,
2013
The Trapper,
Oil on canvas,
120x140 cm,
2013
Snake Dance,
Oil on canvas,
170x140 cm,
2012
While Unconscious (2012)
The series "While Unconscious" puts focus on the individual and examines our autonomy in relation to our subconsciousness. The paintings are set in existing landscapes that should indicate places where the conscious and subconscious convene.
Collective human dream patterns and archaic symbols have been used as guidelines in these paintings. Lust, beauty and self-confidence are as loud as the vulnerability, brutality and loneliness.

Read more about "While Unconscious": www.gallerimagnuskarlsson.com
Other Space (While Unconscious),
Oil on canvas,
150x130 cm,
2012
Looking for Eels (While Unconscious),
Oil on canvas,
160x130 cm,
2012
Manhole (While Unconscious),
Oil on canvas,
170x150 cm,
2012
Satan's Feet (While Unconscious),
Oil on canvas,
140x120 cm,
2012
Strumpfhosen (While Unconscious),
Oil on canvas,
160x130 cm,
2012
Powerplace (While Unconscious),
Oil on canvas,
140x120 cm,
2012
Nykränkt av det undermedvetna (While Unconscious),
Oil on canvas,
170x140 cm,
2012
Trickster (While Unconscious),
Oil on canvas,
155x130 cm,
2012
Untitled (While Unconscious),
Painted wood, gravel,
114x10 cm,
2012
While Unconscious,
Galleri Magnus Karlsson
While Unconscious,
Galleri Magnus Karlsson
While Unconscious,
Galleri Magnus Karlsson
While Unconscious,
Galleri Magnus Karlsson
While Unconscious,
Galleri Magnus Karlsson
While Unconscious,
Galleri Magnus Karlsson
While Unconscious,
Galleri Magnus Karlsson
While Unconscious,
Galleri Magnus Karlsson