Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir | Kunsthalle Sao Paulo
Opened December 8th 2016, runs through January 28th 2017
Curated by Marina Coelho
Supported by: “The Icelandic Visual Arts Fund”
in an 80 degree angle
leaning up against the wall
gazing ahead in straight line
walking on the horizon
Caching glimpse of shadows
the ones that feel and fit well
for the rode has worries
where the rest of them haunt
until they fade out
in the Pale-blush sundown.»
Working with painting, sculpture and performance, Icelandic artist Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir (*1982, Reykjavík) develops a poetic work that refers to small things of everyday life, her perception of the environment in which she is inserted and her relationship with a nature.
For her exhibition at KUNSTHALLE São Paulo, her first solo show in Brazil, the artist worked in response to her first impressions over the city, during the few days she spent in São Paulo. The title of the show is a poem written by her before coming to Brazil, which lead the way to the production of a wall painting with geometric abstractions in shades of red and brown, and a series of sculptures laying on the exhibition space’s floor.
Jóhanna Kristbjörg Sigurðardóttir (*1982. Reykjavik). Lives and works in Reykjavik. She holds M.A. in fine arts from Koninklijke Academie van Schone Kunsten (KASK) e she was artist in residence at Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), both in Gent, Belgium. Among the institutional exhibitions in which she presented her work are: SOLO SHOWS (Selection): Distance makes the Mountains Blue, CIAP (2016), Hasselt, Belgium; Sculpture from a Painting and then the other side, Listasafn ASÍ (2015), Reykjavik; Introduction of a sculpture – When the depth of this is thought a little bit longer, it becomes endless at the moment we forgot what we were thinking about, Trampoline Gallery (2015), Antwerp, Belgium; [Neo] Constructiv-Emotionalism, Gallery MarionDeCanniére (2013), Antwerp. GROUP SHOWS (Selection): What you see is what you see, Ornis A. Gallery (2016), Amsterdam; JUMANJ, Soft Focus Institute (2016), Gent; The Essential Bruce Springsteen, Andersen’s Contemporary (2015), Copenhagen, Denmark; OrangePurpleBlue [Neo] Constructiv-Emotionalism, The Coming People, S.M.A.K. (2014), Gent; Wild Horses and Trojan Dreams, Marres, Center for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht (2014), Netherlands.