Artists Talk: Einar Lúðvík Ólafsson and Sigurður Ámundason POSTPONED
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO NEW RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERINGS.
Artists talk with Einar Lúðvík Ólafsson and Sigurður Ámundason who have works in the exhibition Raw Power. In Icelandic.
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In his work, Einar Lúðvík Ólafsson deals with what it is that defines our contemporary life. The medium of painting as well as the history of art is used as a language along with contemporary references to speak on our interconnected, contextless and absurd existence. Even though we all carry in our pocket nearly all of man’s collected knowledge, our smartphone, the words “news” and “fake news” seem to become synonyms.
Einar’s paintings critique both society and painting itself. When society progresses and changes so rapidly that people’s time for reflection may not still exist. What should be taken seriously and what as a joke. Einar graduated with a BA in fine arts from the Icelandic University of the arts in 2020.
In his works, Sigurður Ámundason dives into his own darkest sides and brightest hopes. The subject is often a classic battle between good and evil mixed with the inexplicable murmur of his subconscious. His drawings are made by hand and without any sketches and often describe the obsession, anger and doubts of the artist who does his best in the increasingly bizarre everyday life. In addition to performance and drawing, Sigurður engages with many different media. Later this year his first book will be published as well as his first full-length play is set to be premiered in Hafnarhús.