Curators Talk: Circle, Square and Line
Curators Heba Helgadóttir and Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir talk about the exhibition Circle, Square and Line at Kjarvalsstaðir with works of artist Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir.
Eyborg Guðmundsdóttir (1924-1977) was a unique artist on the Icelandic art scene. Her work is based on geometric abstract art, where the focus is on visual effects of regular forms, a style known as Op-Art.
The first ever retrospective of her career is currently being held at Reykjavík Art Museum. Eyborg’s career spanned fifteen years, and she developed her own personal imagery, characterised by simple forms and spectacle. The turning point in Eyborg’s career came when she moved to Paris in 1959, after being encouraged by the German-Icelandic artist Dieter Roth. There she became acquainted with Georges Folmer, a heavyweight in geometric abstract art, whose guidance greatly influenced the development of Eyborg’s art. She was soon invited to join an international group of thirty artists who called themselves Groupe Mesure, the group was founded by Georges Folmer in 1960.
In Icelandic. Free with admission.