Eggert Pétursson Paintings
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Eggert Pétursson – Paintings
Eggert Pétursson’s (b. 1956) sole subject is the Arctic flora. When he for the first time showed oil paintings on themes from the plant kingdom in the late 1980’s, he attracted attention for the aesthetics of the works, which were unvarying repetitions of sections of vegetation. Relaying on his exstensive botanical knowledge and outstanding drawing he merged these elements in an aesthetic approach informed by conceptual art. The artist found an effective way to capture the observer’s attention, through small-scale, low-key aspects of the harsh Arctic nature.
This large format monograph shows a selection of his most important works from the last two decades, arranged according to their actual sizes. It demonstrates why Pétursson is one of the leading figures of the Icelandic contemporary art scene and displays the dizzing effect of his unique paintings.
Designed by Snæfríð Þorsteins and Hildigunnur Gunnarsdóttir