Georg Gudni (b. 1961 – d. 2011) studied painting at the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and the Jan van Eyck Akademie. Over the course of Georg Gudni’s career, he has fluctuated between legible landscapes with open and defined space and paintings where his subject matter assumes more abstract forms. In both can be found his concern for atmospheric and luminescent mediation between his viewers and his mountains and valleys, which he portrays not as specific landscapes but rather as structurally simple references to the concept of the land; also apparent is his interest in geometry and the grid. Perception of nature and perception of art join seamlessly in his paintings.