Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Eggert Pétursson

Eggert Pétursson (b. 1956) studied at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and the Jan van Eyck Academie. Living in Reykjavík and exhibiting regularly, his paintings of tiny flowers blanketing his canvases have been charming viewers and confounding critics for years. As Eggert himself describes these works, they would seem to turn mostly on process—the way in which he teases forth the shapes of flowers from the canvas with brushstrokes of color, sometimes barely perceptible under layers of white. As he says of these paintings: “One can easily get lost in the details without ever achieving a complete perception.”

 

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Untitled, 2009
Oil on Canvas, 115x250cm.