Magnús Sigurðarson: Process & Pretense
Magnús Sigurðarson has made the analysis of the obvious the subject of his art. On this occasion he focuses on a number of fixed points in reality which are found both in nature and in culture. Various creations and works of art have acquired significance in the human quest for the sublime. They bring together apparently contrasting qualities: on the one hand they are spectacular, overwhelming, and affect us by their sheer scale; on the other hand they are modest and symmetrical and appeal to us by their simplicity. Magnús sets out to break these assumptions down into their component atoms, in a quest to find some kind of nucleus – while at the same time asking himself, and us, questions about the internal and external reality of the individual, and his/her attitude to a Higher Power.
Magnús Sigurðsson (b.1966) studied Fine art at Studio Cecil & Graves in Florence Italy, 1987 - 88, Icelandic College of Arts & Crafts 1988 - 92, and received an MFA from Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University in 1997. Magnús has exhibited his works actively both nationally and internationally. His exhibition Process/Pretense is his first solo exhibition for some time in Iceland as he has been living in Miami in the United States for over a decade.