Artist Talk: Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir and Katrín Elvarsdóttir
Artists talk with Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir and Katrín Elvarsdóttir, who have works in the exhibition Eternal Recurrence. In Icelandic.
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In this extensive exhibition, the works of Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972) create a thread which connects different periods in time. His art is displayed along with the works of artists who have been prominent on the Icelandic art scene in recent years. Kjarval’s most common and beloved subject was Icelandic nature and landscape, but he also painted many portraits and fantasy images where creatures and figures emerge, and various nature phenomena are personified. The artworks on display here are created in diverse media, expressing different approaches to these subjects.
Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir´s work reflects her personal connection to nature, which revolves around the constant changes in weather and light in Iceland, and the way landscape is affected. In merging various media, Guðrún frames and recreates the perpetual movement of nature. In installations she weaves together painting and videowork, light, sculpture and music to create an ambient natural environment, and in doing so, highlights the complex relationship between perception, art and nature. Guðrún studied at the Reykjavík School of Visual Art and Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence in France.
Katrín Elvarsdóttir uses the possibilities with the photographic medium to transform the subject. Her work reveals a dream-like reality that is based on unclear memories of time and place. Katrín received her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston in 1993 and has since exhibited widely in the US, Europe and Iceland. Katrín held the solo exhibition Nowhereland in Reykjavík Art Museum in 2010. Various publications have been given out on Katrín’s work and she has received awards and recognition for her work both in Iceland and internationally.