With a strong local presence and international following, Erik Skoldberg is a contemporary artist who is reaching beyond the canvas ultimately creating a lifestyle brand. His use of rich colors, layering and the energy of his brush strokes sets Skoldberg in a special place within the contemporary art world. Recently opening his very own Solo Gallery at the Del Mar Plaza, Erik has done private collections, corporate offices and hotels. Skoldberg's work can be seen at the Fed-Ex Corporate Office, Merill Lynch buildings, Sotheby's Corporate and Kimpton Hotels Los Angeles. Everything from the UCSD Biomedical building to private homes in Dubai has provided space for Erik Skoldberg’s custom pieces.
In addition to the Erik Skoldberg Gallery in Del Mar, C.A. Skoldberg was recently signed with Galleria GUM in Wynwood District, Miami, Florida. Skoldberg was chosen as the official artist for the Del Mar Thoroughbread Club in 2014 as he demonstrated his technique of portraits against his backdrops. The texture, vibrancy and movement of his pieces provide the perfect source of energy for any space.
The focus, vibrancy, and movement of each piece portray many of the feelings and experiences that inspire me. My collection is truly a portrait and reflection of my life. My appreciation for Mother Nature and the feeling it evokes when something spectacular is captured continually inspires me to create.
I am in awe with nature’s sense of design and composition as its contrast, rhythm and repetition. The elements of art are apparent in each line, shape and texture that exists in each movement of our changing seasons.
Over the years I have blended all this to create and find my own expression. Through layering, brushstrokes and the application of color I am able to express a distinctive style hoping to give my artwork a breath and life of its own. We live in such a fast paced and often stressful world that sometimes we miss the natural beauty going on around us that Mother Nature so generously offers. I am trying to recapture the scenes that bring so much joy and happiness and simply share them with others. Having my Bachelors Degree from the University of San Diego, I am excited about focusing my time on building a collection of art for the public to view that will inspire, evoke feeling and passion like my art has done for me.