Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Huginn Þór Arason

Huginn Thór Arason (b. 1976) received his MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Huginn has formed a conceptual pattern—or even a world—of very childlike shapes and acts. His works are simple, almost naïve and intentionally silly, in their structure, shifting constantly between performance, sculpture and painting. Huginn’s body of art can perhaps be read as a sort of self-portrait, wherein the omnipresence of the artist forces the viewer to think about the borders between the personal, the private, and the public spheres. In his works these subjects seem to clash visually at the surface; he challenges his viewers to pass through superficial layers when encountering his works.