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God “Appeared” to Artist in New Exhibition

The new art exhibition in Gallery Ágúst in Reykjavík, which opens today, May 14, is entitled “God Appeared to Me” and is a solo exhibition by Magnús Helgason.

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In his work Helgason expresses himself with “bold colors and free movement.” He often invites the audience to view his work from a defined angle by using abstract text, a press release describes.

Helgason uses ambiguity, absurdism and humor in his work and thereby makes certain demands of the spectator.

The artist shifts his focus from the canvas to more unconventional materials in his work. Wood and glass, even plastic and sometimes string and paper can now be found in his paintings.

The works may seem raw and obscure but are consciously created with political nuance or have subtle sociological criticism within them.

The exhibition runs through June 19.

For further information, visit the gallery’s website.

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