Artists Talk: Baldur Helgason and Ýr Jóhannsdóttir
Artists Talk with Baldur Helgason and Ýr Jóhannsdóttir who have works in the exhibition Raw Power. In Icelandic.
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Through his work, Baldur Helgason experiments with the human figure, playfully exaggerating features and toying with the representation of human emotions. While playful and humorous on the surface, these images actually portray anxiety, loneliness and melancholy, all presented through the life of a comic characters. Baldur Helgason graduated from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2008 and from Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2011.
Ýr Jóhannsdóttir is a textile designer and artist working under the name Ýrúrarí. Her work is mostly knitted, where fragments of humor, body movements and the everyday meet in wool-based, often wearable objects. For the past years the importance of sustainability has had an impact on Ýrúrarí’s work. Ýr studied textile design at Reykjavík School of Visual Arts, received her BA in textile design from Glasgow School of Art in 2017. Pieces by Ýrúrarí can now be found in the collections of TextielMuseum in The Netherlands, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Germany and Museum of International Folk Art in New Mexico.