Jóhann Eyfells: Palpable Forces
Jóhann Eyfells (b. 1923) first studied architecture and graduated as such in 1953. In 1964, he also graduated with a Master’s degree in fine arts. In 1969, he was appointed Professor of Sculpture at the University of Central Florida, and has lived in USA ever since, mainly in Florida. Jóhann has gained considerable respect for his work and methods. He represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale in 1993 along with Hreinn Friðfinnsson.
Early in the 1950’s, he started creating abstract sculptures which were based on experiments in physics and chemistry, particularly the transformation of metal against concrete. Through his experiments, Jóhann has developed a style which he calls “receptualism” where, according to him, three systems merge into one: Science, philosophy and mysticism.