Húbert Nói | Siller Contemporary, Germany
Vernissage: February 9th, 2017, 7:30 pm.
Exhibition: February 10th – March 15th 2017
Opening hours: Monday till Friday from 10 – 18 and by agreement
SILLER CONTEMPORARY and INTERPOL+ STUDIOS present the first solo exhibition of the internationally successful Icelandic artist Húbert Nói Jóhannesson as part of the INTO ICELAND FESTIVALS.
Húbert Nói Jóhannesson brings the characteristic Icelandic light to shine by using tremendous powerful coloration. Every painting embodies this bright glow, surrounded by intensive blue shades, letting the works appear darker and are able to put the viewer into a dozy state. The light brings a conciliatory affability into his works. Húbert Nói Jóhannesson’s complete works can be seen as a metaphor for the inner life of the human soul, that maps locations and paths, and as such reminds viewers of old religious and philosophic systems.
Húbert Nói (b. 1961) studied biology, geology and chemistry at the University of Iceland in addition to his studies at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts. While painting forms the core of his artwork, his diverse oeuvre includes drawings, etchings, videos, and even a CD of real-time music for astronauts. His creative work can be conceptualized as a sort of contemporary alchemy: transforming the scientific into the spiritual. While he literally measures and maps physical landscapes, he also measures human emotions; the synthesis becomes his art. Húbert Nói’s works often take their names from GPS locations. The video piece HE – 3 can be seen as a metaphor for creative action.