Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson | Starter Gallery, Warsaw
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Spring’s Call of Nature
16.01.2016 – 30.01.2016
Starter Gallery, Andersa 13, Warsaw
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson is a storyteller, a performer, a maker of objects and an illustrator who has a love for the absurd, by which is meant less an obsessive passion for the ridiculous, nonsensical or the odd, than a tender and caring attitude: he takes care of the absurd, he helps it to develop, he gives it a place alongside everything else where it can be your most disturbing neighbour and your best friend.
Spring’s Call of Nature is a story and an exhibition. On two occasions during winter’s dark days (16th and 23rd January) we invite you to crawl out onto the frostbiting ice and join to the warmth of the gallery for a viewing of the exhibition, during which Styrmir will blow life into the objects on display and perform for the visitors a story about love, friendship and migration: You’ll fly with me – I’ll fly with you – let us fly like we’ve never flown before.
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson studied art in Amsterdam at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Sandberg Institute. He has brought his objects and performances to places such as the Contemporary Art Center of Vilnius, The Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, Casa del Lago in Mexico City, Cricoteka in Krakow and Cypriot / Lithuanian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennial. Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson is from Iceland. He lives in Warsaw.