Jesper Eriksson Finnish/Swedish, b. 1990
Jesper Eriksson is a Finnish/Swedish artist based in London. Through his practice, Jesper investigates the relationship and intersection of people, culture and material. With a focus on coal as an innovative material, Jesper's research-based and hands-on approach have led him to create sculptural works that form a contemporary narrative from existing historical, socioeconomic and cultural contexts.
Jesper holds a MA from the Royal College of Art and a BA from Lund School of Industrial Design. His work has been exhibited internationally including the London Design Biennale in Somerset House, ArkDes in Stockholm and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in the US.
From NatureForest and Found, Rain Wu, Jamie North, Nienke Hoogvliet, Peter Matthews, Jesper Eriksson and Harriet Hellman. 18 Feb - 24 Apr 2021From Nature opening February 18th will present a selection of works by seven contemporary artists from around the world who use materials as central contributors to how the works find meaning and do so with respect for the material themselves. Artists include Forest and Found, Rain Wu, Jamie North, Nienke...
Jesper ErikssonCoal: Post-Fuel - a speculative future for coal as an organic material for architecture and design February 17, 2021Coal: Post-Fuel considers an alternative future us of coal, with the aim to introduce a disruptive re-evaluation of the material. Coal is traditionally seen as a completely functional raw material; its value is derived solely from its own destruction. The project considers whether this cheap and dirty fossil fuel has a more complex emotional significance – particularly in Britain – and whether it has an alternative future as a desirable material. Problematic, glorious, scandalous, essential—coal has many facets to it. Coal has sustained communities and enabled technological progress, all the...