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Guðbjörg Lind Jónsdóttir: Coffee for Seafarers

26 May13 August

At the exhibition Coffee for Seafarers, visitors are taken on a journey to a world where they can perceive the sublime in simplicity itself.

Guðbjörg Lind paintings are inspired by the environment which she grew up in, namely the Westfjords of Iceland. She considers her art to be an attempt to create a world which borders on subjective and real nature. Her subjects are often related to water; first waterfalls and later the surface of the sea where islands and boats float, or mountain slopes stretch out to the surface of the sea. The almost obsessive focus on water reflects Guðbjörg’s fascination, and fear, of its impermanence and transparency.

Guðbjörg Lind Jónsdóttir was born in Ísafjörður in 1961. She graduated from the Painters’ Department of the Icelandic Collage of Art and Crafts in 1985. Three years later she obtained a degree in teaching from that same school. Guðbjörg Lind has exhibited her work in 24 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous collaborative exhibitions, both in Iceland and abroad. She lives and works both in Reykjavík and Þingeyri, which is a very a small town in the Westfjords of Iceland. Her art can be found in numerous collections, including that of the Reykjavík Art Museum, The Ísafjörður Art Museum, The University of Iceland’s Art Museum and in many public and private institutions.


26 May
13 August
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Listasafn Ísafjarðar
Ísafjöður, 400 Iceland
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