Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Gudjon Ketilsson

Gudjón Ketilsson (b.1956) studied Fine Art at the Academy of Icelandic Art and at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada, from 1974 -´80. Ketilsson mainly works with drawing and sculpture, mostly from wood. The human body is central to his works, its absence and/or its very presence.

His study of the human condition is through its primary vehicle, the body. Through its absence, time, memory and history can be explored. Ketilsson is inspired by the body as portrayed in Renaissance painting, as well as in details of our everyday connection to our own bodies, from our clothing and hairdo´s, to shoes that change and adjust to the size, temperature and movement of the body.


New works – Hverfisgallerí – April 2014
Installation view – found furniture, wood