Eygló Harðardóttir | Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin
Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin
December 15th, 2016 at 7 pm
Book launch at Büro BDP:
“Sculpture” an artbook by visual artist Eygló Harðardóttir.
Sculpture is published and distributed by ´uns plural for one
´uns proudly presents “Sculpture”, its very first artbook publication.
In Eygló´s artworks we find a natural bridge between an object of art and printed matter. This is voiced in her aim to merge material awareness, composition and colour layers with the sensitivity of a changeable book form. The binding is ´loosely´ stitched so the folding ability is flexible. A pattern of perforations is a detail on the pages creating various possibilities in bending and tearing some of the parts.
Gavin Morrison has writen regarding Eygló´s artwork: “The constructions of Eygló Harðardóttir works could be thought of as models of the suggested spaces derived from abstract paintings. For Eygló there is an attention to the ways in which colour functions and affects the perception of an object. Her choices of material and construction approaches, give the objects a particular immediacy. In a sense the work displays something of the notion of bricolage, that is using materials that are to hand for efficiency of articulation. As such the work can be seen to appear as propositional, as a possible state of existence, rather than an ideal one”
(Revised excerpt from Gavin Morrison’s essay)
Eygló Harðardóttir homepage
‘uns is a newly established artbook publication originating from the Icelandic art scene. A strong presence of the book as an art form has been influential in Icelandic art life since the sixties. The book form has been investigated and inter adapted in various forms such as painting, sculpture, poetry and teaching. Artists like Dieter Roth and Magnús Pálsson among others have been a great inspiration for the phenomena in there approach… investigating the possibilities of the book, and connecting different qualities from art and teaching (quoting Magnus Pálsson fluxus inspired methods in his art practice “Teaching as an artform”).
Artbooks are in the roots of Icelandic cultural upbringing and a platform such as ´uns is a natural consequence for that matter. ´uns continues developing as a platform for publications, art venues and teaching material.
´uns plural for one is founded in 2015 by Guðrún Benónýsdóttir. The organisation is based in Berlin and Reykjavik along with Guðrún emphasising on publication and distribution of artist made books, multiples and educational material.
Eygló Harðardóttir (b. 1964) practice ranges from abstract sculptures, installations, site-specific ephemeral and permanent works, to video. In her works she explores the borderline between visible and invisible informations. Her newest works are made of elements like paper, wood and colours with sculptural qualitatives. The sculptural elements of her paintings, as well as the interaction between the viewer and three-dimensional colour works, give a spectrum of miscellaneous information to the viewers. What creates the piece is the interactions of the complex system of the work and a comparison of its different fragments, that build on the viewer’s memory. Eygló studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, and the AKI – Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst en Industrie, Holland