Solo exhibition: Sara-Vide Ericson

One of the most influential painters of her generation, Sara-Vide Ericson is exhibiting her work for the first time in France this autumn. Drawing from collective history and private memories, her naturalistic paintings bear the marks of her own experience—here, her encounter with the Hôtel de Marle in the Marais.
Photo of Sara-Vide Ericson with her big paintings in the background and holding a dog in her arms.

Sara-Vide Ericson was born in 1983. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm in 2009 and now exhibits her work all over the world. She lives in Hälsingland in the wilds of northern Sweden, an area of rivers, forests and marshes. Her figurative, often very large-format oil paintings depict scenes that she imagines and then plays out in nature, as well as a range of myths and rituals. Her landscapes are metaphors of interiority, and her own body is the vehicle of an ancestral heritage.

Drawing inspiration from a visit to the Institut Suédois in autumn 2022, Sara-Vide Ericson has designed a physical and symbolic experience following her usual process: going outside, bringing things inside, and putting them together. She spent months in her Hälsingland studio working on a series of paintings designed to be displayed in different areas of the Hôtel de Marle. Each painting plays with light and shadow and echoes a particular place and an experience of the human soul.

With support from the Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet).