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Hjartanlega velkomin á opnun sýningar Hallgríms Helgasonar; KLOF & PRÍ$ föstudaginn 10. maí á milli klukkan 17 & 19 – í Tveimur hröfnum listhúsi

Hjartanlega velkomin á opnun sýningar Hallgríms Helgasonar; KLOF & PRÍ$ föstudaginn 10. maí á milli klukkan 17 & 19 – í Tveimur hröfnum listhúsi á Baldursgötu 12 – sýningin mun standa til 8. júní.   

Ný myndverk Hallgríms Helgasonar fjalla um sambúð og átök kynjanna á tímum sem byltast hratt.

Verkin vitna um þjóðfélagssýn listamannsins: Framsækni femínista mætir þrotareiði feðraveldis, brotaþolar burðast með drauga fortíðar, gerendur neita eða gráta og meðvirkir makar stara út í tómið.

Hér er málað á bökkum MeToo-fljótsins.

Sú sýn er þó lituð persónulegri reynslu því nýverið opinberaði Hallgrímur það kynferðisofbeldi sem hann varð fyrir ungur, skápaopnun sem reyndist honum þrúgandi og frelsandi í senn.

Til að miðla þessum tilfinningum hefur listamaðurinn horfið frá þeim realisma sem einkenndi síðustu sýningar hans og hverfur nú á vit þeirrar frásagnarglöðu fantasíu sem margir þekkja af teikningum Hallgríms Helgasonar.

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Welcome to the opening of Hallgrímur Helgason’s exhibition; WOMEN HUNGRY, MEN ANGRY – May 10th between 5 & 7 pm at TVEIR HRAFNAR/Art Gallery – Baldursgata 12 – 101 Reykjavík. 

The exhibition runs until June 8. 

In his latest artwork, Hallgrimur Helgason turns the brush towards the relation of the sexes, as tension builds in our fast changing times.

Those new paintings and drawings expose the artist’s take on today’s society: Patriarchy meets the high shouts of feminism with its final wrath, victims of sexual abuse keep battling ghosts of their past, while offenders stay in denial or show off their tears and their co-dependent spouses stare into the void.

The painter has placed his easel on the banks of the MeToo-river.

This is then coloured by the artist’s personal experience, for quite recently Hallgrimur Helgason confessed that as a young man he had experienced sexual abuse; a coming out that turned out to be just as frustrating as it was liberating.To channel those feelings Hallgrimur has abandoned the realism of his last two exhibits and now embraces the figurative fantasy that has long been the hallmark of his drawings.

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