An exhibition of drawings by Icelandic visual artist Bjargey Ólafsdóttir opens today at the ASÍ Art Museum. Ólafsdóttir was recently nominated for the esteemed Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards for her ongoing exhibition “Scintilla.”
The ASÍ exhibition is entitled “Stungid af til Sudur-Ameríku” (“Escaping to Latin America”), based on Ólafsdóttir’s travels to the region. She describes her drawings as follows:
“I have always drawn people since I was a child and when I studied screenplay writing and film directing in Amsterdam, the characters I drew began speaking. Then I went to Latin America and then they started talking much more. Probably Latin Americans speak more and faster than Europeans.”
“They also express themselves more about their emotions and more passionately. That is reflected in the drawings. I got to know all sorts of people such as rock starts and soap opera stars and had some pretty incredible experiences during my wanderings in Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, where I was lucky enough to stay in artist workshops.”
The exhibition runs through April 26.
Click here to read more about Ólafsdóttir other current exhibition in Reykjavík.