Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Heimir Björgúlfsson

Heimir Björgúlfsson (b. 1975) is based in Los Angeles and deals with man’s relationship with his surroundings and nature, displacement and man’s character within human culture. Björgúlfsson takes nature as he finds it through the lens of his camera and creates new, often disturbing and threatening scenarios by adding various elements to collages: a group of golden yellow, raw citrine gemstones conquering a deserted backyard alley in the outskirts of Los Angeles or a huge pinecone hovering above a gas station in the nowhere of the Mexican desert. Björgúlfsson applies the same technique when working with sculptures or paintings. Instead of photographs he combines taxidermy birds and animals, skeletons, butterflies with found objects.


There is no memory that does not fade, 2013
taxidermy fox, crystal rock, mirrored beer bottle, wood, aluminum, brick
38″ x 31″ x 18″ / 45,5 cm x 78,5 cm x 96,5 cm