Kristján Steingrímur Jónsson | Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
Opening November 17th 2016 at 7pm.
The exhibition runs through December 11th 2016.
Tue – Sun: 2 – 7pm.
Following on from Umfeld Böhme (November 2015) the exhibition Vitales Echo |Vital Echo is devoted to another important artistic ‘impulse giver’ and role model, one of those personalities with the capacity to change things, and prompt innovation.
Just as Böhme is regarded as having motivated the canon of East Berlin sensualism, in Vital Echo the focus is on painter Bernd Koberling (*1938), successful in West Berlin, who functions as a primus inter pares and is much revered for that very reason.
In Vital Echo, Künstlerhaus Bethanien is now showing an exhibition presenting Koberling among some of the many artists he inspired and taught, including Icelandic artist Kristján Steingrímur Jónsson. Others include Matias Bechtold, Fabian Fobbe, Stefan Hirsig, Stefanie Kabitzke, Daniel Kannenberg, Kanta Kimura, Bernd Koberling, Marco Meiran, Adam Saks, Peter Stauss, Christine Streuli and Filip Zorzor.
Kristján Steingrímur Jónsson (b. 1957) is an Icelandic artist, born in Akureyri. He graduated from the Icelandic Collage of Art and Handicrafts as well as The University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, Germany. He served as the Dean of fine art department at the Iceland academy of the Arts for seventeen years, from the year 1999 until 2016 and his work is widely exhibited in Iceland as well as abroad.