Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir

Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir (b.1950)

“Nature is the source, the patterned and moving landscape is our every-day reality, the forms impermanent as our ideas and feelings. I try to capture those forms and let them merge with my inner visions, making some kind of symbols which are to be read in context of the whole of nature.”

In her work, Guðrún frequently merges different medias, making large installations where video, projections, print and sound images interact with oil paintings, photos and drawings. Guðrún’s work plays with the indistinct borders between naturalism and abstraction. She focuses on the perpetual movement of the Icelandic nature with it’s constantly shifting weathers and lights.

Guðrún studied at the Reykjavik School of Visual Arts and at the École des Beaux Arts, Aix en Provence in France. Guðrún has exhibited her works in Iceland and internationally during the last 30 years, and is represented by Gallery Luise Ross in New York. Guðrún has curated exhibitions, and held positions of responsibility related to art.


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