Erla S. Haraldsdóttir | Lunds Domkyrka, Sweden
Lunds Domkyrka, Sweden
Opens 15. July at 10:30.
Runs through 27. August 2017.
The story of creation is featured in Erla S. Haraldsdóttir’s new exhibition in Lunds Domkyrka in Sweden, opening this upcoming Saturday. A known theme within art history, Erla enters this historic theme on her own premises utilising bold colours and thick strokes of paint, referencing historic Icelandic middle-age drawings from the Icelandic Drawing Book.
Erla S. Haraldsdóttir has a background in classical painting and has, for the past years, focused on the figurative. The physicality of paint, handling of colour to create space, light and shadow is highly significant to her. Methodology is central to her practice, and she often explores how memories, emotions and visual perception interact. She has additionally worked with animation, video and photomontage as tools for appropriating and restructuring reality. Haraldsdóttir studied at the Royal Institute of Fine Art in Stockholm, the San Francisco Arts Institute, and was examined from Konsthögskolan Valand, Göteborg, in 1998. Haraldsdóttir has exhibited in institutions such as Berlinische Galerie (Berlin), the Scandinavia House (New York), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), and is represented at Reykjavík Art Museum as well as the National Public Art Council and Moderna Museet in Sweden. Recent exhibitions include: Visual Wandering Asi, art museum in Reykjavik, (2014); A Place Where We Could Go, Kronika Bytom, Poland (2014); Moment, Ynglingagatan 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2011-12); (I)ndependent People, Reykjavík Arts Festival (2012); She has held workshops in Fine Art Academies in Scandinavia and the Caribbean, and is currently a guest teacher at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Sweden.