Gudný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir | Brussels, Belgium
Gudný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir
Wab Exhibition – Gudný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir
Hoedstraat 10 Rue du Chapeau, 1070 Brussels
November the 10th – December the 9th, 2018
Gudný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir participant of 3rdWAB
Gudný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir produces drawings and paintings with many layers, which she cuts, peels and carves – during or after its making, aiming to get closer to the essence. Every work has its own geometric structure and system, and flirts with the borders of abstraction.
At first sight one can often not situate the work within figuration or abstraction. The work builds itself slowly – some works can take up to 20 years in their making – each line traced or erased (removed or not) has equal value – the things that stay are equal to the things gone.
In her art Rosa is showing a macro and micro version of the world, which stands for inner and outer sentiments. Pain, marvel of the simplest things, acceptance and mechanism are some key words to describe feelings that lead her to creation. She is inspired by personal experiences and feelings, while at the same time she is showing universal emotions such as vulnerability and doubt.
“starting points to time travels: a box of responding letters to those now missing.
recovering stories of places, sharing of moments and/or actions.
reconnecting with individuals now absent or changed.
rediscovering people still close and those with whom paths have now parted.
following a timeline.
the year of ’87.
the year i left my language almost unspoken.”