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“Plastic” exhibition at Mokka café

The art exhibition “Plastískur sköpunarskraftur” (“Plastic Power of Creation”) by visual artist Hlíf Ásgrímsdóttir opens in Mokka café in Reykjavík on Monday and will be on display until August 9.

“I am going to stay in this city, Reykjavík, and want to make art out the city I live in without glamorizing it. My point of view is that beauty lies in truth and the creativity of the natural forces,” Ásgrímsdóttir told icelandreview.com.

Ásgrímsdóttir’s artwork merges watercolor paintings with photographs. The artist describes her work as idealism; “a sublime belief in Mother Nature’s power of creation without consideration of the real cultural situation.”

The photographs show the changes of plastic objects that are left outside. They demonstrate how the surrounding environment and plants “embrace the objects with the creation power of natural tissue.”

Ásgrímsdóttir has a Masters degree from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, Finland, and has participated in art exhibitions in Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, China and elsewhere around the world.

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