With texts by: Hanna Styrmisdóttir, Halldór Björn Runólfsson, Christian Schoen and Hafthór Yngvason.
Steingrimur Eyfjörd, Iceland´s representative at the 52nd Venice Biennale, is one of the foremost of a generation of artists who came to prominence in Iceland during the 1970s. His prolific output over the past 25 years draws on his experience not only as artist but as a comic strip author, magazine editor, writer, curator and teacher. His work employs a wide variety of media, including photography, comic strip, video, painting, sculpture, performance, writing and installation. His art may appear equally diverse conceptually: founded on influences as disparate as folk tales, Icelandic sagas, women’s fashion magazines, religion, superstition, critical theory and many other current topics, Eyfjörd’s chains of association intersect at a nodal point of multiple meaning, forming a body of work that is multi-layered and at times perplexing yet always reveals an articulate and unexpected approach to the issues at hand.
Editors: Steingrimur Eyfjörd and Hanna Styrmisdóttir
May 2007, English
Published by Lóan er komin, Center for Icelandic Art and Reykjavík Art Museum