Hverfisgallerí is proud to announce that it represents two new artists, Steingrímur Eyfjörð and Guðmundur Thoroddsen.
Steingrimur Eyfjörd (b. 1954) is one of the foremost of a generation of artists who came to prominence in Iceland during the 1970s. His work employs a wide variety of media, including photography, comic strip, video, painting, sculpture, performance, writing and installation. His art may appear equally diverse conceptually as it is founded on influences as disparate as folk tales, Icelandic sagas, women’s fashion magazines, religion, superstition, critical theory and many other current topics. Eyfjörd’s chains of association intersect at a nodal point of multiple meaning, forming a body of work that is multi-layered and at times perplexing yet always reveals an articulate and unexpected approach to the issues at hand. Steingrímur Eyfjörð represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and has had over 50 solo-exhibitions in Iceland, Europe and the US.
Gudmundur Thoroddsen’s (b. 1980) work glorifies, makes fun of and criticizes men and patriarchy. His humorous work is done in diverse but traditional mediums such as clay, watercolor, drawing and painting. Thoroddsen’s imagery consist mainly of bearded men occupied in shenanigans such as playing basketball, brewing beer and hunting. In addition to that many are seen urinate and farting across the picture plane. Thoroddsen graduated with BA-degree from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2003 and an MFA-degree from School of Visual Arts in New York in 2011. He has has taken part in many group and solo exhibitions in Iceland, New York and Europe. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Artforum, The New York Times, Time Out New York, Twin Magazine and Dazed Digital. Guðmdundur Thoroddsen is also represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York.
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