Sigurður Guðjónsson: Transits
20 October, 2022–19 February, 2023
Sigurður Guðjónsson presents Transits, an exhibition that unveils the expressive and evocative dimension of the artist’s work. Transits explores the movements, fluxes and discrete drifts occurring in the material world. The selection making up the exhibition comprises both recent work and one new production. As a unified composition, all the works are rooted in the artist’s exploration of micro-landscapes and video imaging where the visible, the audible and the spatial form an unbroken whole. Guðjónsson is devoted to capturing the rhythms and signals contained in a surface or object, particularly when related to industrial devices or materials. The almost imperceptible transitions within the works are careful formed to reveal the rhythms, and the pulses. Transits invites us to think about the production of images, the complex insights into material, and the state of perpetual transformation of the world.
Sigurður Guðjónsson (b. 1975) was selected to represent Iceland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2022. In Venice, he exhibited his work Perpetual Motion which is currently on display in BERG Contemporary in Reykjavík. The Icelandic Pavilion at the Biennial and the exhibition Transits in Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús were curated by Mónica Bello.