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Hallgrímur Árnason: Open Screens
18 August–30 September
Hallgrímur Árnason (b. 1988) lives and works in Vienna. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna f. ex. under the mentorship of Daniel Richter. Hallgrímur has participated in exhibitions abroad such as a group exhibition at the Icelandic Embassy in Vienna. Last February he opened his first solo exhibition in Vienna, Fehlerhaft [kœtlʏð]. The exhibition Open Screens is his first exhibition in Iceland.
Energy, spontaneity and a curious balance of calm and chaos characterize Hallgrímur Árnason’s work. The works examine Hallgrímur´s emotional and environmental states, his reactions to place and time shown through intense colors and forms that spring forth and spread. He allows the unexpected and the involuntary to take over. A thought becomes a movement, an action a thought, and one thing leads to another. We look into the chaotic world of the artist’s mind, a relative existence, and let our minds wander, just as we forget our own place and time.