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Icelandic River Paintings on Display in New York

The exhibition “River Paintings” by Icelandic contemporary painter Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson opens in the More North Gallery in New York on Wednesday with an artist lecture at 5:30 pm, followed by a reception to celebrate the opening.

“Langa River No. 1,” oil on canvas, 51 x 47 in., 2008.

The artist’s waterscapes are painted in a physically exhausting process, as described in a More North press release. Baldvinsson takes photos of bodies of water, digitally manipulates them, projects them onto the canvases, and then paints the images in oil.

Baldvinsson (born 1966 in Akureyri) has studied both in Iceland and France and held his first solo exhibition in 1991. “River Paintings,” featuring ten works that were created in 2008 specifically for this exhibition, will be the artist’s first exhibition in the United States.

The exhibition runs until April 2.

For further information, visit the gallery’s website.

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