Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir | Drawing Now, Paris
March 23rd-26th, 2017
After the tenth edition of DRAWING NOW PARIS | LE SALON DU DESSIN CONTEMPORAIN – which was a great success with the press, the galleries and artists, the public and professionnals – we are looking forward to welcome you on both the upper and lower levels of the Carreau du Temple venue to introduce you to the diversity of 50 years of contemporary drawing.
72 international galleries, have been selected by an independent selection committee and will present over 400 artists and more than 2.000 artworks, one of them being Icelandic artist Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir.
Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir ( born in Reykjavík, Iceland 1977) is a visual artist that lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland. Sigga’s visual language is full of surreal or dark humor, fantasy and childhood nostalgia. Looking beyond such apparent qualities, it is interesting to consider the work on a more realistic level, as it reveals a penetrating analysis of human interaction and emotion. Her intriguing drawings and murals often explore the push and pull of human behaviour and relationships, the desire to both manipulate and be at one with another, as well as the subtleties of feelings such as loneliness, jealousy, love, and fear. Her method of relentless drawing often reveals human behaviour and emotion in their most primitive and wild form, and explores the sometimes quite vague boundaries between human and beast.
“I like to create a situation between characters that look like people or animals but do not have to be either. They simply exist to demonstrate a situation or a state of mind”.
Sigga received an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2004 and since then she has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions around the world. Solo exhibitions include, Hafnarborg Museum, Iceland, Kling and Bang Gallerí, Reykjavík, Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Yancey Richardson Gallery, NY, The Drawing Museum, Sweden(with Katja Tukiainen) and Clark Galerie, Montréal. Selected group exhibitions include Gothenburg Art Museum, Sweden, The Centre For Contemporary Art, Glasgow, National Galleries of Scotland , Edinburgh and Reykjavík Art Museum. Her work is in international collections including the Zabludowicz Art Trust, London, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland and Reykjavík Art Museum.