Born 1966 in Tingsryd, Sweden. Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.
Carl Johan Erikson’s works spring from his experience of small town life, and, more specifically, from the artist’s own past in the revivalist movement. He belongs to a relatively young generation of artists who use their own experiences in their work, but not so much in the form of diaries as in more universally relevant discussions. Erikson transforms his personal history into works that are both quirky and analytical. Just as people often keep quiet about their rural background when they move to the big city, it is no secret that Christianity has not been a particularly popular theme in the upper echelons of art.
Previous years exhibitions include Tegen2, Stockholm CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, Länsresidenset, Östersund, Klosterpresse e.V. Frankfurt, Hasselblad’s Foundation, Gothenburg among many others.