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Kristinn E. Hrafnsson: all is nigh
15 April–20 May
The exhibition text, written by the Icelandic writer and poet Sigmundur Ernir Rúnarsson, contains the following passages: “Time passes. This is knowledge we have. And probably conviction. Perhaps, it’s the least we can expect. From our giggling youth, it comes and goes. Rather fumbling. And therein lies a certain security. Because time can’t pass differently. It comes and it goes, unhesitating, resolute. Like a straight line. Clear. As it is, in its nature. From one time to another. East to west. And we, the human race, are somehow squeezed in between these time-consuming directions. […]”
“The artist Kristinn E. Hrafnsson is preoccupied with time. This is not a recent development. And also nearness, as tangible as it is for earth’s rotation on its axis, from west to east. Where the large and the small teeters, along with the straight and the rounded. But there is the art, Kristinn’s art, but also only his stance and his attitude, because somehow we wake up – and then we fall asleep in a different manner. That’s the framework. Everything happens there, outside and inside, in differently written lines and curves.”
Kristinn E. Hrafnsson (1960) studied art in Iceland and Germany in the years 1982-1990. He has mostly worked as a sculptor, although he has also worked in other mediums, e.g. photographs and prints on paper, and his text works are known to many. Kristinn has held dozens of solo exhibitions, participated in a large number of group exhibitions and has works in most public museums in the country. He has various works of art in public places around Iceland.