i8 represents Margrét H. Blöndal
i8 is pleased to announce that i8 now represents Margrét H. Blöndal
Margrét H. Blöndal (b. 1970) lives and works in Reykjavík. She completed her MFA at Rutgers University and has exhibited worldwide. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and Reykjavík Art Museum. Blöndal’s work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including: The 6th Momentum, Moss; Manifesta 7, Trentino; and Kunstverein Baselland. In 2009, she was artist-in-residence at Laurenz Haus Stiftung, Basel.
Blöndal works in a variety of media, creating drawings, photographs and three-dimensional works that often engage the idiosyncrasies of a given space. Subtle transformations are an integral component of the work, in which Blöndal uses commonplace materials and objects that are rendered useless or even unrecognisable when they are removed from any practical context. Humble materials such as rubber, string, foam, and pieces of wood correspond with splashes of colour in her carefully intertwined compositions, which are at once playful and sombre geometric abstractions. Blöndal’s installations form rhythmic balancing acts where the positioning, shape, and coordination of the objects are brought together with a strong sense of space and sensitivity to delicate forms and textures. Like drawings in space, her carefully worked arrangements equalise and create tension at the same time.
Blöndal’s first exhibition at i8 was Open; Wait – a two-person show with Silvia Bächli in June, 2012.